Knish Knosh, the world-famous knishery that has occupied a corner of Queens Boulevard & 67th Road on the Rego Park/Forest Hills border since 1952, recently changed ownership, according to a story in the current New York Press. Sam Heller, the 85-year-old former owner, sold it to Haig Schneiderman, a fortyish ex-garment industry executive. Heller will continue to work part-time at Knish Knosh to make sure that the quality of the product remains the same. The store reportedly makes three to five thousand knishes per day. After closing for the week of Passover, Knish Knosh will reopen on April 25th with an espresso bar, smoothies, and new indoor and outdoor seating. "I want to bring Knish Knosh into the 21st century, because its a real antique," Schneiderman said.
If I recall correctly, didn't Knish Knosh once try expanding into Manhattan? I think they had two locations, one on Fourth Avenue below 14th Street, and the other on Lexington near 86th.