Pat Fairhurst Now Pickling as “Clinton Hill Pickles”

Posted on: February 1st, 2012 at 10:19 am by

We’ll just go ahead and say it. Orchard Street hasn’t been the same since Pat Fairhurst and her son Roger packed up Guss’ Pickles and decamped to Brooklyn in 2010. The Pickle Guys are a good enough substitute, but just not the same. In the wake of her departure, the sliver storefront quickly morphed into the gallery-cigar shop Maraya.

April 2009

Upon leaving the Lower East Side, Fairhurst settled on 39th Street in Borough Park and quickly renamed her brand Ess-a-Pickle. But that decision was relatively short-lived. After roughly two years, we now learn that she is no longer at that location. Brownstoner and Brooklyn Daily both reported recently that a “new” pickling operation directly from the LES is now serving Clinton Hill. However, it’s all one and the same company. With a change in venue to 431 Dekalb Avenue, Ess-a-Pickle morphed into the more generic Clinton Hill Pickles. Sources say that Fairhurst wasn’t too happy in Borough Park.

Photo Credit: Brownstoner

Recent Stories

forever-stanton-november
ABC’s ‘Forever’ Continues Its Months-Long Filming Residency Today on the Lower East Side

The season-long residency of Forever continues today on the Lower East Side. This ABC production has been headquartered east of Essex Street (between Houston and Delancey) since July. It was around that time that the production transformed 154 Stanton Street – Smart Clothes Gallery – into a faux shop called “Abe’s Antiques.” Four months out, […]

7th-precinct
The 7th Precinct Now Has a Dedicated Twitter Account

For those of you interested in following the minutia of the 7th Precinct (or bashing them), today is your lucky day. The NYPD just sanctioned a new Twitter handle for our neighborhood cops. Profile picture of the new account is of the recently-appointed CO, Joseph Simonetti. Greetings from the #LES #LowerEastSide Looking forward to connecting! […]

125rivington-night
‘awindow’ Pop-Up Retail Lab Opening at 125 Rivington Street

Aside from plans last year to transform 125 Rivington into a bar called “The Carolinas,” the ground floor has seen naught but pop-up endeavors. In fact, the last such temporary shop was seven months ago, that of SR luxury backpacks. As of this week, though, it’s again all systems go. Roving creative house awindow edition […]

wd50-closing
WD-50 Countdown: Demolition Permits Filed for 7-Story Condo Tower on Clinton Street

WD-50 is slated to conclude its decade-long presence at 50 Clinton Street in just over a week (November 30). Demolition of the entire row of quaint commercial stock will transpire soon thereafter. Indeed, the former 1492 has already been boarded up with dismantling activities transpiring behind the plywood shroud. Demolition permits were issued earlier this […]

SantaCon, December 2011
Why It (Probably) Doesn’t Matter that SantaCon is without a Home

Bushwick put up a united front this week and did what the Lower East Side couldn’t. It essentially strongarmed SantaCon into canceling its plans to host the “charity” event in the Brooklyn enclave. Many of the bars reportedly refused to permit revelers with costume. amNewyork had the scoop on Wednesday, quoting organizers who claimed that […]

  • Clayton Patterson

    Gus’s pickles was like an institution on the LES.  But they made the fatal mistake of
    moving off of Essex Street.   Customers
    would show up and say where is the Pickle Guy?

    So a new guy shows up and calls his new spot what? The Pickle
    Guys.