Change is not Good

Some change anyway. The owner of the most popular Middle Eastern Import store in the neighborhood is retiring after 51 years.

One of Atlantic Avenue’s longest-standing businesses, Sahadi’s has grown to three storefronts, offering more than 250 cheese varieties and a counter of house-made Middle Eastern eats, among some 5,000 other globally imported products. Colorful jars containing familiar and foreign nuts, candies and other sweets bring an old-school appeal to the shop, which is beloved by locals old and new.

We have friends who moved from Brooklyn who basically demand we bring the spicy hummus from Sahadi’s if we visit. I’m munching on pumpkin seeds from one of those jars as I type this.

Thankfully his kids have no big changes planned:

“Very little change will be visible to the customers, because the customers are happy,” Christine told the Observer, noting that visible differences will likely end at a new coat of paint.

The place is a Brooklyn institution…


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