Stalled Shalom Chai Followup ‘Tables on Grand’ Evicted by Seward Park Co-op
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Nearly two years on, the kosher replacement promised for the Shalom Chai Pizza space on Grand Street is apparently dead in the water.
You’ll recall the rough conclusion that befell the dairy stalwart at 357 Grand. The Department of Health shut the place down twice in 2013 after inspections revealed numerous health violations (i.e. mice infestation). Its landlord, the Seward Park Co-op, evicted the business a year later in May 2014. That’s when first-timer Nathan Sklar signed a fifteen-year lease to impart a Mediterranean kosher (vegetarian) follow-up called Tables on Grand. Aside from an initial appearance for a liquor license (later withdrawn), there was little progress reported, and no visible movement toward that goal. The store all along, as now, remained in shambles.
So it comes as little surprise to hear of the eviction notice taped to the front door; a tipster noted the paperwork, but it has since disappeared. The windows were also painted with white frosting. Looks like it’s back to the drawing board for the Co-op, who’ll likely create another bidding war for Grand Street in the not-too-distant future.