A Central Mass Landmark. Weintraub's is currently operated by David Mizrahi, one of three Persian Jewish brothers from Iran, who purchased the deli in 1988 from the original family. The deli was originally founded in 1920 by Sam Weintraub at 113 Water Street, but in 1940, it was moved to its current location at 126 Water Street. It's been in the neighborhood for 98 years!
the Canal District
It all started about 15 years ago with a dream of reopening the historic Blackstone Canal in a effort to recreate a neighborhood that had once flourished with eastern European immigrants, but had since become a shadow of its former self. The creation of interstate 290 cut off the once easy walking access to thousands of families, and businesses slowly started to close. Although the Canal has yet to come to the neighborhood, The Canal District is once again flourishing with small businesses. The triangle shape of the neighborhood, outlined by interstate 290, the railroad tracks and Union Station (train station to Boston), offer people the ability to park once, and walk to multiple businesses in the neighborhood. The success of the neighborhood has helped interest developers in making real estate investments in the neighborhood. This year, the 25 million dollar mixed-use building being called the "Worcester Market", broke ground right across the street from Weintraub's, and the Pawtucket Red Sox have even eyed the neighborhood as a place to build a new stadium, too!
Just pay rent.
The building and business assets are being acquired by local developer Ed Murphy who is looking for an operator to lease the space and operate the business. Owner David Mizrahi is committed to the future success of Weintraub's and is happy to assist a new operator. This is a great opportunity with the established Weintraub's brand that offers a low barrier to entry into the restaurant business. A floor plan of the current space can be downloaded below. For a confidential tour of the property please fill out the contact form below.