The oldest and last family owned matzo factory in the United States is closing the doors to its location on 154 Rivington Street in the Lower East Side after 90 years of operation. Though previously immune to the wave of gentrification, Alan M. Adler, great-grandson of founder Aron Streit made the decision to leave because of the outdated equipment and facilities in the four converted tenement buildings that house the company. Matzo, a Jewish staple during Passover, is unleavened bread made only of flour and water. While the brand is not shutting down but rather relocating to the outskirts of New York City, the building has been sold and will be repurposed and most likely, refurbished.
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