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Tiehama Grocery Closes After 25 Years on East Houston Thanks to Ben Shaoul

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:12 pm

And then there were four… Tiehama Grocery – the bodega located on East Houston for nearly twenty-five years – closed its gates for the last time after business on Saturday. A tipster tells us, “[Owner] Abdul in trusty fur hat is handing over the keys today” to Ben Shaoul, known in these parts as the […]

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Another Business Prepares to Vacate After Ben Shaoul’s Purchase of East Houston Development Area

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm

They don’t call him the Sledgehammer for nothing. After all, landlord Ben Shaoul (i.e. Magnum Realty) stops at nothing to gobble up large swaths of the East Village and Lower East Side. His latest conquest – as we first uncovered – is the low-rise stretch of East Houston retail near the corner of Orchard Street. […]

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