Pickle Guys New Grand Street Store Debuts this Weekend, Adjacent ‘Eatery’ in the Works

Posted on: December 28th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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On this fourth day of Chanukah, big news for the Pickle Guys. The new and improved location just across the street is days from a “soft” opening. We hear that the lease is up on the old sub-grade dispensary, and that the move should take place by New Year’s Eve.

The official inauguration is scheduled for sometime next week.

Cartoonish signage is secured, and plywood boards deposed. Below is a peek behind the curtain of 357 Grand Street, so to speak. Note the abundance of tile and overall “green” aesthetic.

Most intriguing, however, is the related news that the Pickle Guys will utilize half the total floor area (i.e. right next door) for an as-yet-unknown “eatery.” There is lots of mystery surrounding what will be served here, but we can confirm that the same crew is to helm that operation.

Pickle Guys proprietor Alan Kaufman founded the business fourteen years ago at 49 Essex Street. That was 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. They expanded to Midwood, Brooklyn in 2008, but closed down a few months ago in anticipation of the Grand Street store. (There is now a delivery program servicing that area.)

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