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Feig’s closes; re-emerging with changes

Asher Amar, new owner of Feig's

Asher Amar, new owner of Feig's

You’ll still be able to get kosher corned beef at Fifth and Rosemont; it just won’t be Feig’s.

Tucson’s “100 percent Kosher” purveyor for 65 years, Feig’s Kosher Market & Deli closed early this month at 5071 E. Fifth St.

The shop will reopen as the 5th Street Deli under new ownership.

L’Chaim Catering plans to have the deli renovated and up and running by late August, said Joyce Terry, a manager for the Tucson company owned by Gwen and Asher Amar, who have been in the kosher catering business for 14 years.

In addition to catering, L’Chaim operates Oy Vey Café in the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation Center, 1245 E. Second St., and the Café @ the J in the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road.

Terry said like Feig’s, 5th Street Deli will offer kosher meats, groceries, prepared food for takeout and restaurant dining, with seating for about 50.

“We’ll have a butcher just like Feig’s did, and I think people will be very happy to be able to get the same good kosher deli here, and maybe even better,” Terry said.

Herb Feig founded Feig’s at Park Avenue and Sixth Street in 1943. He moved the business to the current location in 1971.

Feig’s son Leroy sold the business in 1983 to Jack Strauss, who remodeled the store in 1993, adding the deli.

In 2006, New York food writer David Rosengarten, an author and contributor to Gourmet, The New York Times, and Food and Wine, hailed Feig’s corned beef as the best in the nation in his Rosengarten Report.



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