Schenectady’s Gershon’s Deli reopens a week after electrical fire

Gershon's Deli seen last week
Gershon's Deli seen last week

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SCHENECTADY – Gershon’s Deli, temporarily closed by an electrical fire last week, has reopened, the deli announced on Facebook Monday.

“We’re back in business!” Gershon’s Facebook page read. “Please stop in, we’ve missed you all!”

The fire happened at around 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5. It caused minor damage, but forced the deli’s closure until the issues could be fixed, owner Toni Nelson said then. 

The fire was discovered as National Grid performed a routine meter check at the deli located at 1600 Union St. They noticed the restaurant’s device was running hot and started to smoke, Nelson has said.

Staff were evacuated and there were no injuries. 

Gershon’s has been in business on Upper Union Street since 1954 and in its present location since 1956, according to the deli’s website. 

In announcing the deli’s reopening, officials added a “Come In We’re Open” sign and punctuated the post with “feeling excited.”

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