Long-established Stamford Hill grocery the Egg Stores will reopen on Sunday morning after a major blaze last August.
“We’re having a l’chaim,” explained co-owner Erica Friedlander. “We’re going to have popcorn and balloons and candy floss for the children. And, of course, shmaltz herring. Everyone will come down, I hope.”
The Egg Stores opened in 1948 and the business has been owned by the Friedlander family since 1969. It is famous for its pickled herring — Mrs Friedlander makes 13 varieties. There are also dips and salads, a bakery section and wine selection.“It was an old traditional shop and we’ve modernised,” she added. “Everything is new.”