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Murray Klein, Zabar's Co-owner, Dies at 84

Murray Klein, who as much as anyone was the founder of the Zabar’s we know today (he created the mezzanine and expanded the store vastly beyond its original scale), died Wednesday night at the age of 84. He was one of the last of the old-time Jewish businessmen, one who would rather sell caviar at a loss than back down from a fight with Macy's. His obituary is in the Times, but his monument is on Broadway and 80th Street.

Former Co-Owner of Zabar’s, Murray Klein, Dies at 84 [NYT]

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