With ‘Grand Tax Center’ Relocated, the Pickle Guys will Move Across the Street in a Few Months

Posted on: September 6th, 2016 at 5:05 am by
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After more than fourteen years at 49 Essex Street, the Pickle Guys are rolling the barrels across the street.

As previously reported, owner Alan Kaufman is relocating the pickle business to 357 Grand Street, the strip of low-rise retail owned by the Seward Park Co-op. But the change in scenery is still a few months away. We hear that the move probably won’t happen until January 2017 at the earliest.

The unconfirmed word on the street is that this was landlord-induced. Purportedly unresponsive to maintenance issues such as leaks, according to store employees. The lease for 357 Grand is “more attractive” for the Pickle Guys. So, even though there’s reportedly seven years remaining on the current lease, Kaufman and company might break that committment. Or potentially hold onto it for a “production space.”

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The new home of the Pickle Guys

And as for the long-running law firm/tax office in the target location (aka Grand Tax Center), they’ve since renovated and moved into the space two doors down. Fish tank and all. That much was also expected.

The Pickle Guys have been located at 49 Essex Street since 2002, the year that Guss’ Pickles split for Orchard Street. Kaufman was head honcho under the reign of Guss, but decided to hang back and relocate a few stores away to #49.

The move brings together a gaggle of historic food-centric business along the Grand Street corridor (e.g. Kossar’s, Doughnut Plant).

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The new home of Grand Tax Center

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