Streit's Matzos opened a factory in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1925. A century ago, the Lower East Side was the epicenter of Judaism in New York City, and business was booming for Streit's, Katz's, Russ & Daughters, and countless other businesses that catered to the neighborhood. Today only a handful of them remain, and now Streit's is about to close up shop as well after 90 years in the neighborhood.
In this video from Potluck, Alan Adler, an executive vice president, describes the process behind making matzo on an industrial scale as well as the future of Streit's Matzo and what the closing of the Lower East Side factory means to the company.
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