The Lower East Side may have lost its second-to-last pickle peddler, but it won’t be losing its matzo factory. The Lo-Down–which last week reported that Streit’s matzo facility will be staying in its Rivington Street location after being put on the market several months ago–yesterday spoke with Streit’s director of operations, Alan Adler, to get more details on the decision. Among other things, Adler revealed that the decision doesn’t preclude a possible move in the future, and that the factory just isn’t big enough for its matzo-making machinery. Like everyone else on the Lower East Side, it seems, Streit’s is no stranger to the endless power play between the lure of location and the constraints of square footage, or lack thereof.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 11, 2009