The Broadway Stages production company has recently done a careless action that warmed the hearts of many New Yorkers across the state. They provided a substantial amount of money to a local deli so that it wouldn’t be out of business. The Brooklyn deli was known for its bodega-style sandwiches and perogies and was beloved overall by their neighbors and nearby community. The company gave them thirty thousand dollars to make up for a significant increase in rent for their establishment. The act has motivated the store’s owners to keep the business going and give back to their supportive community.
When speaking of the store’s main owner, a spokesperson for Broadway Stages stated:
She’s a staple for the local community but more importantly for our TV and film industry who all eat her amazing food,”
Broadway Stages stated that, since many of its studios are very close to the Brooklyn deli, they have actually fed a lot of productions from the company, and they felt responsible for keeping them in the market. The deli’s owners were struggling after their landlord doubled their rent. It was founded by a German immigrant in the 1930s and the current owners bought the place with their life savings.
The latest amount of support for their business has helped the owners regain hope for their future and have even more affection for the Brooklyn community. After news of the donation broke out, one of them stated:
Thank God for Broadway Stages who’s like an angel for me. I must keep the business. I owe it to my customers to promise to have and be with them also.”
However, this Park Deli’s case is one of the rare ones, since others usually have ended up being closed because of rising real estate and more demanding rent as years go by.
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