The Observer reports that Charlie Sahadi (photo), who has run Sahadi’s since 1964, when he inherited the business from his father, is retiring effective this week. Taking over management of the store, a fixture on Atlantic Avenue between Clinton and Court streets since the late 1940s, are Charlie’s daughter Christine and his son Bob, both of whom have been involved in its operations for some time. The Observer piece quotes Christine as saying that, beyond a new coat of paint, no changes are planned “because the customers are happy.”
According to the Observer, Charlie and his wife Audrey are looking forward to a vacation in Texas. There is no indication, though, that the couple plan to move to the Sunbelt. Our guess is that for years to come we will still, from time to time, get a warm greeting and a smile from Charlie at the store that bears his family’s name.
BHB photo by C. Scales