POINT 10 | La ligne bleue | #HamiltonVilleAccueillante
MORGENSTERNS | 213 James St N, Hamilton
A department store in the heart of James North since 1983.
"An authentic general store in the heart of Hamilton owned by the same Jewish family since 1983, which has adapted to the needs of its clientele by specializing in communion garments, so dear to the Italian and Portuguese Catholics!"
Morgenstern's is an authentic department store like no other. It has been in the same family since 1983, but the Morgensterns opened their first store in 1968 at 246 James St N.
The Jewish family is well rooted in its community, having adapted to the needs of its clientele by specializing in communion garments, so dear to the Italian and Portuguese Catholics.
The store also carries men's and women's clothing from top Canadian brands such as Joseph Ribkoff and Frank Lyman, as well as home accessories.
BEHIND THE SCENES
The general store is now run by Morty, the Morgensterns' youngest son.
The oldest son, Mark, eventually opened a BBQ chicken restaurant at the former Morgenstern's across the street.
Charred Rotisserie House became so popular that they expanded the place in 2017. The restaurant cooks rotisserie chickens drizzled with piri-piri sauce, a Portuguese specialty made with piri-piri pepper. Yummy!
FOR THE CURIOUS
A Jewish community in Hamilton?
The Morgensterns are part of a vibrant Jewish community in Hamilton! The Hamilton Jewish News, a community newspaper launched in 1986, has over 5,000 loyal readers.
The first Jewish settlers in the region, established in the 1850s, were mostly of German origin. The last two decades of the 19th century saw an influx of Jewish immigrants, first from Russia, then from Poland.
The Hamilton Jewish Community Centre (JCC) is over 122 years old. It is the oldest JCC in Canada!
The Hamilton Jewish Federation has been at the crossroads of Jewish life in Hamilton for over 80 years.
TO POINT 11...
(Distance = 15 metres)
Visit his next-door neighbour at 219 James St N.