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Local restaurateur to reopen JCC café  

Local restaurateur to reopen JCC café  

The café at the Jewish Community Center in Brighton will soon re-open under new management.  

Max Gordon

Max Gordon will open The Shalom Café on May 2. The café will be kosher and open to the public.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. The venue can also be used for special events and provide off-site catering. 

The 20-seat café was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gordon said, adding it was previously run by a third party and is owned by the JCC.  

Gordon had been working with the JCC of late, catering its outdoor concert series and other events when he was approached about running the café. He signed a three-year lease, with two three-year options for the eatery. 

He is also working with the JCC on staffing for the café, which will include workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Gordon is no stranger to the local restaurant industry, operating establishments including The Hideaway on Park Avenue and Bar Bantam on South Clinton Avenue. 

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