The Pickle Guys Break Ground on New Shop Across the Street

Posted on: September 22nd, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Ready the brine barrels. The Pickle Guys are gearing up for the big move across the street. To ground level.

The city issued building permits to the Pickle Guys two weeks ago to renovate 357 Grand Street, the former Grand Tax Center. The legal and accounting offices actually jumped two stores to the east, and set up shop a couple weeks ago. Back at the corner, though, the interior demolition is already underway. Work began on Monday.

We were previously informed that the new location is slated to open sometime in January.

The Pickle Guys first announced news of its relocation just before Passover last spring. We later learned from some of the employees that the impending change of scenery was related to a contentious relationship with the landlord at 49 Essex Street. How they’re allegedly unresponsive to maintenance issues such as leaks. There is still a chance, however, that the team holds onto the real estate as “production space,” though that hasn’t been confirmed.

The Pickle Guys was founded fourteen years ago by Alan Kaufman at 49 Essex Street. That was the year (2002) 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.

Meanwhile, the Lower East Side Pickle Day is this Sunday on Orchard Street

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