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Touted as the largest kosher supermarket in the United States, Seven Mile Market has reopened at the site of a former Safeway in Pikesville, Md., almost doubling its original size, according to a published report. The store now offers 55,000 square feet of space at 201 Reistertown Road, not far from the 28,000-square-foot location the kosher retailer previously operated on Seven Mile Lane. Owner Hershel Boehm opened the original market back in 1988.
The “largest” designation comes from Menachem Lubinsky, editor of Kosher Today, an online publication that reports on kosher food and beverage industry trends. Lubinsky told The Baltimore Sun that the next-biggest establishment is Rockland Kosher Supermarket in Monsey, N.Y., which measures about 30,000 square feet.
In addition to the many specialty items carried by the old store for Baltimore’s observant Jewish population of around 100,000, the new location features a floral department, bakery, fish counter, meat department and pharmacy, natural and gluten-free foods, and a cafe, the last of which is expected to open shortly. The store is under the supervision of STAR-K Kosher Certification.