One of New York’s oldest kosher pizzerias closes its doors for good. Shimon’s Pizza in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens (technically “Flushing”) will be open tomorrow June 30 for the last time.
The pizzeria has been open for over 53 years, since 1969, and for those who grew up in KGH, the shop holds fond memories and nostalgia.
To quote longtime (former) KGH resident Avi Brum reminiscing about the good old days on Main Street: “Lunch on Friday was crazy as was Motzei Shabbos in those early Shabbosim. Lines out the door, no seats, people on rollerblades, lots of pre-teens and teenagers. But it was really cool, just cool, the Snapple wrap days. Fresh hot pizza with piping hot fries and a frozen Snapple with squeezed 6 people on a 4 seater table with 2 people standing in the aisle stuffing their throats with pizzas, while looking over their shoulder to see who is checking who, this is the perfect pizza experience.
The location will be returned to the owner. It is unclear at this time what will replace Shimon’s.