Empire Kosher, Crown Heights’ only remaining kosher supermarket, is expanding hours to service the community, COLlive has learned.
The grocery will be open 24 hours on Thursday and will only close at 12 AM on other week days.
A source said the expansion is in response to the influx of customers due to the Tishrei visitors and also the absence of the newly purchased supermarket ‘The Shuk.’
In addition, the whole entrance area has been widened, another register was added and valet parking will be available Thursdays and Fridays.
Itzik Benabou, the owner, confirmed this information.
Asked about The Shuk, we’re told that it will reopen sometime in the weeks after Tishrei.
“They couldn’t open it right away because of the bad shape the whole store, including the sewer system, was in,” a merchant said.
The large supermarket is under going major renovations with new floors, new and improved lighting and upgraded advanced computer equipment.