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Mar 1, 2014 06:34 PM

Say it Ain't So....Kocher's is Closing!!!

I have no inside information....I just passed the other night and there is a big *For Sale* sign in the Parking Lot.

Just letting others know if they want to stop by for some of their favorite provisions before it's too late.

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  1. They can sell the parking lot, as long as the store stays open!

    1. Possibly the building's owner and the business owner are not the same person?

      Still, if the building changes hands, the future of the shop could be at risk.

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      1. re: mcsheridan

        I'm pretty sure the the owners of both are the same.....they made a major renovation to increase the the space and you can see the old footprint marker inside.

        I surmise the there aren't any youngin's willing to continue the legacy. It seems all the German Butchers are vanishing in the Northern part of the State. I'm going to miss the Black Forest Ham and Tube Steaks here....thankfully I will still have Piast to get my European provision fix.

        1. re: fourunder

          That's sad but all too common. I've never been to Kocher's, although having seen their web site following your post, I wish I had.

          It's no substitute, but have you been to Schwind's Marketplace (formerly Schwind's Pork Store) on Route 46 in Rockaway?

          1. re: mcsheridan

            Re: Schwind's

            I have not been, as I rarely venture that far west into Morris county....but it's certainly on the short list to try now....possibly after a round of golf one day on the way back from PA or Flanders Valley.

        2. Sad to see SO many of the ethnic European butchers and bakeries closing. Really great Kaiser rolls and rye breads (to name just two examples) have given way to the insipidly lousy supermarket "is store" bakeries. Wegman's is probably the only decent "in store" bakery.

          But is especially sad to see so many of the Italian, Polish, German and Hungarian butcher shops closing. Things do change though...ethnic makeup of neighborhoods, rising costs, and the 2nd or 3rd generations of ethnic groups abandoning their food related roots.
          Even New York's Chinatown, while still vibrant, isn't quite what it once was.
          Then again, what is?...

          Here in new Brunswick, the very last Hungarian restaurant closed around 8-10 years ago and there is one lone Hungarian food shop selling home made kolbasz products

          1. Their hot dogs are one of the best I ever tasted

            1. It aint so, Kochers Market is moving to 1400 Anderson Ave Fort Lee. The provisions factory is moving to Penn.

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              1. re: wblorch


                Many are my new internet sleuth hero.

                1. re: fourunder

                  No problem glad to help. I was in the area and stopped for some Leberkäse. They had flyers announcing the move.