On Oct. 31, 1983, my dad, Sumner "Sonny " Gold, closed the door on Sugarman’s Kosher Meat Market for the last time. His lease was up and due to a shifting Kosher market, he decided that it was no longer feasible to stay in business.
He, along with my grandfather, Myer (Red) Sugarman (his father-in-law), had been in business together since the 1950s. Originally, along with most other Jewish-owned businesses, they were in South Providence, then up on North Main Street and then on to Hope Street. They supplied Kosher meat, chicken, ground beef and eggs to the community . This also included home delivery as needed.
As the population moved and grew, so did Sugarman’s Market. Their last stop was 727 Hope St. – the new site of Bubbie’s Market.
This new Kosher shop holds a special place in my heart before it is even open.
Barbara Dwares Cranston, R.I.