December 8, 2011
Kosher Club CLOSED?!?!?
Just got word that Kosher Club, the kosher supermarket on Pico Blvd. just east of La Brea, is closing. Tomorrow, Dec 9, is the last day of business.
Julie Fax will look into the whys and wherefores—I suspect competition from big box retailers like Costco that moved into the kosher business didn’t help.
I shopped there regularly, as much for the prices and selection as for my long chats with darryl, the owner. Darryl is a Harley-riding tough guy with a good heart and his share of tsuris. He was always good for a good insight (especially into the inner workings of the kosher meat business) and a quick laugh.
The store itself functioned as a mini shtetl. I always bumped into friends, talked to people reading from the stack of Jewish Journals, sampled the latest kosher snacks. I’ll miss the place—thanks Darryl, thanks David, thanks to the great and hard-working staff, so long Kosher Club.
This e-mail from a friend sums up the loss: