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Fire Causes Closure of 2 Central NJ Kosher Restaurants

A fire that erupted on the night of February 6th at 229 Raritan Avenue in Highland Park, NJ has led to the temporary closure of two kosher restaurants, Jerusalem Pizza and China Lee. The building, which houses apartments above and stores below, was seen with flames emerging from its rear.

Both of the restaurants are kosher certified by the Vaad Harabonim of Raritan Valley.

The incident prompted a response from several dozen firefighters who battled the three-alarm blaze. Thankfully, there were no injuries reported from the incident.

Both affected restaurants are owned by Shalom and Yardena Cohen, who have announced that Jerusalem Pizza and China Lee will be closed for the foreseeable future as a result of the fire damage, potentially 6 months or longer according to locals.

The Middlesex County Fire Marshal’s Office, which is currently leading the investigation into the cause of the fire, has stated that the fire does not appear suspicious.

Potential reopening plans will be provided as they become available.

Image and details via: RLS Media and Lakewood Alerts