Main Line Kosher Meats, one of the few kosher butcher shops remaining in the Philadelphia area, will provide its last Shabbat meals this Friday. After more than 15 years in Narberth, the owners announced Tuesday that they are closing the business.
Longtime butcher and store owner Arie Lipinsky, 62, died in February. His wife and children said at the time that they planned to continue operating the store.
And they did, for almost nine months. On Tuesday, Hanni Nitzan, one of Lipinsky’s daughters, sent an email to customers informing them of the closing and said the shop would be selling all merchandise at a discount price. The owners could not be reached for immediate comment.
On the Jewish Exponent Facebook page, news of Main Line Kosher’s closing drew quick reaction — mostly dismay, but also suggestions of other places to find kosher meat.
“The Main Line might actually come over to the Northeast and shop!” wrote Sara Lefton Koval.