Leeds deli is up for sale

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JOHN FISHER

LEEDS DEL­I­CATESSEN and su­per­mar­ket My­ers Fa­mous Kosh­erie has been put up for sale with its owner Mal­colm Sorkin ap­ply­ing for a Com­pany Vol­un­tary Ar­range­ment .

A legally bind­ing CVA en­ables a com­pany to freeze un­se­cured debts and re­pay them, with an achiev­able full and fi­nal pay­ment, over a pe­riod of time from the fu­ture trad­ing prof­its.

Mr Sorkin said: “We are not shut­ting down. Ap­ply­ing for a CVA is just a way of putting our cred­i­tors on hold dur­ing the sale process. What we have de­cided to do is some­thing pos­i­tive to en­sure the fu­ture of the busi­ness.”

He added that as his wife De­bra — who works in the busi­ness — is se­ri­ous- ly ill, his “pri­or­i­ties have changed. It’s a busi­ness that can sur­vive, but it needs a lot of at­ten­tion and due to cir­cum­stances be­yond my con­trol, I can­not give it that at­ten­tion any more.”

A cred­i­tors’ meet­ing has been called for Jan­uary 7 for the Moortown deli which is in the heart of the Leeds Jewish com­mu­nity on Har­ro­gate Road.

The busi­ness moved to its present site in 1984 from nearby King Lane un­der the own­er­ship of the late Peter My­ers. Join­ing Mr My­ers in 1984 Mr Sorkin took over in 2003 when Mr My­ers re­tired.

The city’s 7,000 Jews are served by two other kosher out­lets, theStreet Lane Bak­ery and Gourmet Foods, both of which are also un­der the in­spec­tion of Leeds Beth Din and the Kashrut Author­ity.

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