Looking Inside the New Pickle Guys Store on Grand Street [PHOTOS]

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017 at 5:11 am by

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New year, new location, new brine.

The Pickle Guys are now officially situated at 357 Grand Street (i.e. right across the way), the first change of scenery in fourteen years. And the reopening came earlier than initially expected. Owner Alan Kaufman and crew migrated barrels and business last Thursday, just in time to ring in 2017.

The store is way more spacious than the former digs, but doesn’t carry quite the same charm. Not yet, at least. Interior of the Pickle Guys reboot is still rather spartan, a clean slate for the pickling crew. On a personal level, we’ll miss walking down the ramp and the intimate affair of pushing to get pickles.

Meanwhile, the store immediately adjacent is to become some sort of “eatery” in the coming months. Plans for that are still very much in the early phase of development.

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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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