Thursday, January 25, 2007

More property purchases

In the other 1942 article about Dubrow's in the New York Times, it's a notification of a property purchase in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I won't reprint the whole article here, but here's the line about Dubrow's:

"In Brooklyn, the blockfront adjoining Dubrow's Cafeteria at King's Highway and East Sixteenth Street, running to Avenue P, was purchased by the concern that owns the cafeteria through the David Jaret Company, broker."
(New York Times, August 11, 1942)

Again, I'm not sure why this block of property would have been purchased? Anyone know?

I asked my mom about the purchase of property in Woodmere, and she had no recollection of a Dubrow's opening up there. However, she mentioned that at one point family members expanded to open a more traditional restaurant called Dubson's. I wonder if that could have been the reason for that property purchase.


Anonymous said...

The "concern" that they mention might be Kings Mayflower Inc. That's the name posted on the licenses that were displayed at the Kings Highway Dubrows.
That cafeteria ran almost halfway down the block from Kings Hwy to Avenue P. There was a refuse area and a delivery space and then a few storefronts and a lot.


Eve said...

Interesting. It sounds like at least on King's Highway, the store expanded over time, perhaps as the business grew. Is that your recollection?

Anonymous said...

I believe the Dubrow's on Kings Highway was designed, built and stayed that way. When I think back on it I remember it being huge. Likewise the Manhattan space. There were curved features and lighting that were integral to the overall design.
It will be interesting to hear your family's recollections of these events to see if the journalistic accounts are accurate.

Anonymous said...

I used to go to the Dubrow's in the garment center. I still can't forget my favorite meal- noodles & pot cheese with fruit sauce. I wish I had the recipe now. I also remember the delicious pastries I used to get at the side entrance. They will never be replaced.

Eve said...

Hi! Welcome!

I'm not sure if you're new to this blog, but it would be great if you wanted to introduce yourself and say a little about who you are, how old you are, etc, etc.

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to start a compilation of Dubrow's recipes, but I don't know anyone who has them. I think we'll have to wait and see if any former cooks/bakers for Dubrow's find their way to this blog...