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Goldenberg Deli Reopens as Fashion Boutique

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When I was a student in Paris 15 years ago almost every shop on the Rue des Rosiers was Jewish…delis, bakeries, boutiques, restaurants. But fashion has been slowly taking over like a virus, as one by one they all get transformed into high-end clothing boutiques (Lee Jean’s excepted; what a waste of a fabulous location). Today I walked past the old Goldenberg Deli, closed for several years since the owners couldn’t afford to bring their kitchens up to modern health code standards. Now it’s a clothing boutique called Le Temps des Cerises – Japan Rags (a chain of vintage-style clothes).

They’ve kept the tile facade of the historic deli as well as the name on their awning. But really, who cares? Aside from the ever-expanding As du Falafel, the Jewish district is shrinking every year, and soon the Marais will look like any other Paris shopping district. A shame.

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  • The shrinking of Jewish Marais has been going on for years. One by one, the Judiaca shops left. Goldenberg’s was eastern European Jewish cooking a bit overpriced but still worth a lunch there for the cultural & historical value. I have missed them. I hope the other place (whose name escapes me) is still there…a pavot at least twice during a visit is mandatory for me.

  • Wow, that is a shame. I don’t think they should be allowed to keep the name Goldenberg on the awning. How sad that the place was able to survive a terrorist attack but not a fashion attack!

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