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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Why Pumpernickles Deli had to close

Why Pumpernickles Deli had to close

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished July 5, 2022

“We did not fail. It was the numbers,” said Harlan Levin, owner and chief kibitzer at Pumpernickles Deli, which officially closed its doors on July 4. “We could have stayed open, but the grind with no light at the end of the tunnel was too much.” Levin,...

Pumpernickles Deli officially closed

Pumpernickles Deli officially closed

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished July 4, 2022

The iconic Pumpernickles Delicatessen in Creve Coeur is permanently closing.  In a Facebook post published on Monday, just before 2 p.m., deli management announced that the decision to shutter the long-time St. Louis Jewish deli institution was...

Ben Poremba planning new Jewish deli for spring 23

Ben Poremba planning new Jewish deli for spring ’23

Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-ChiefPublished May 26, 2022

Last week at a Federation event, I moderated a panel that consisted of five local Jewish restaurateurs, including Israeli native Ben Poremba, owner and chef of Bengelina Hospitality Group (Elaia, Ol io, Nixta, The Benevolent King and more). When asked...

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