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While there is a Jewish population in Greater Phoenix, concentrations of which you'll find in Central/North Phoenix and in North Scottsdale, there aren't many places around town where you can buy Kosher products, eat in a Kosher restaurant, or buy Judaica (items relating to Judaism).
Patrons were either given a free glass, or a receipt slip that could be saved and redeemed for dinnerware. KARSH'S BAKERY: This venerable kosher bakery fell victim to the times.
The glasses, which were painted with cactuses, have become collectibles. It could not compete with high volume bakeries and increasing rents.
The eatery was known for its Western decor and sawdust on the floor.
Harkins announced plans in 2013 to close Camelview, which long ago carved a niche in the Phoenix area as a destination for independent, foreign and artistic films.
Glenn Schultz, who owned the deli with wife Trish, said the landlord raised the rent, forcing the business to close. Schultz said they're hoping to relocate the business somewhere else downtown.
BIG APPLE: Bill Johnson's Big Apple, a 59-year icon at 3757 E. The Phoenix restaurant was the last remaining in a chain that once had seven locations.
Envisioned as an Old West theme park, it quickly devolved into a carnival on an asphalt lot.
The economic reality was it was too hot for an amusement parks during Phoenix summers and winter evenings didn’t generate enough business.