Kahn’s Deli was open at 2429 Rice Blvd. for more than 30 years. Now it’ll be closed at that location for at least the same amount of time. The deli’s history stretches back well before the move to that spot in 1984, though: The original Kahn’s opened in 1948, a few blocks away. The last pickles were served yesterday.
The space won’t be vacant for long, however. Evan Turner and investor Sharif Al-Amin, who worked together at Branchwater Tavern, bought out the lease, and plan to reopen the space as Helen’s Greek Food and Wine in mid-July. Turner came up short on a Kickstarter he had begun in March to raise $35,000 in seed capital; he’s now teamed up with Al-Amin instead. Turner tells the Houston Press‘s Phaedra Cook that the planned switchover won’t require permits: “We’re just transferring the DBA. Most of the work is cosmetic and swapping out a few pieces of kitchen equipment.”
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