11 March 2011

Midwood's Classic Paskesz Kosher Candies Store Has Closed

Paskesz Kosher Candies, an old school confectionary on Midwood's 13th Avenue shopping strip, has closed, a reader writes in. The sign has come down and new restaurant is in the works.

Paskesz is a kosher candy line that is widely sold. The Hungary-born company is a century old, but its products weren't available in the U.S. until the 1950s. According to the Paskesz website, the family began with a store in East New York, soon moved to Crown Heights and then eventually to Borough Park. These was the business' retail store, and it actually closed last fall, a spokesperson told me.

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