After 14 Years on Essex, Pickle Guys is Moving Across the Street
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Here’s a bitter herb for your Passover.
Management of the Seward Park Co-op circulated a letter this week notifying residents that the Pickle Guys is moving from its unique below-grade location on Essex Street. Sad. Much of the great experience here is the controlled chaos of descending into pickle barrels via narrow corridor.
Nevertheless, Pickle Guys owner Alan Kaufman is apparently relocating the business just across the street to 357 Grand Street, currently occupied by a long-running Legal/Tax office. The purported move brings together a gaggle of historic food-centric business along the Grand Street corridor (Kossar’s, Doughnut Plant), a frequent stop for tour buses visiting the Lower East Side.
As for the lawyers and accountants, they’ll be taking the store that houses the soon-to-close “Popped” retail space.
Yup, a Seward Park shuffle.
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.