Document type: DU Image
Collection: Beck Archives Photograph Collection  
Title Schachet Mercantile Company
Collection Title Beck Archives Photograph Collection, Businesses
Date Created circa 1978
Description Exterior view of the Schachet Mercantile Company on West Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The building was originally built as a saloon in 1896, rented by Eli Schachet and his sons in 1918 and served as the headquarters for their meat and fish store until it closed in 1981. Schachet came to Denver for his health and served the Jewish West Colfax neighborhood for many years as a "schochet" (ritual slaughterer for kosher meat). With his sons, he expanded his business to include smoked fish delicacies such as lox and sable. A close friend of Berel Manischewitz, the founder of the B. Manischewitz Company, a speciality food company that specialized in matzo, or unleavened bread, Schachet became the exclusive distributor for the newly formed Manischewitz Company products in Colorado and other western states. Bugsy Siegel ate at the delicatessen that was part of the Mercantile Co. when he was in Denver. The building currently houses Brooklyn's Sports Bar, and the production of smoked fish is now carried on in Edgewater, Colorado under the name Arctic Pacific Fisheries.
Subject - Topic Jews
Jewish merchants
Kosher food
Subject - Personal Name Schachet, Nelson,--1903-1992
Schachet, Eli
Schachet family
Subject - Corporate Name Schachet Mercantile Company (Denver, Colo.)
Subject - Occupation Butchers
Subject - Genre Photographs
Exterior views
Subject - Geographic Colorado
Denver (Colo.)
West Colfax (Denver, Colo.)
Colfax Avenue (Denver, Colo.)
Physical Note Handwritten on envelope: "#217 Schuachet Mercantile Co [sic]". On back of photograph: "#217 Schuchet [sic] Mercantile Company 1978 W. Colfax near Stor Briad Donor Charles McNamera West Side 2u."
Current ID B063.01.0009.00009
Legacy ID 217
Publisher University of Denver
Place of publication Denver, Colorado
Type of Resource still image
Form Photographic prints
Extent 1 item, (photograph), 5 x 7 inches, black and white
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
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