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Schachet Mercantile Company (Denver, Colo.) (1918-1981)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1918-1981

The Schachet Mercantile Company was located at 2644 West Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The building was originally built as a saloon in 1896. Eli Schachet and his sons rented the building in 1918, and the building served as their headquarters for their bustling meat and fish store until it closed in 1981. The business served the West Colfax Jewish community for many years as a schochet (kosher meat provider). Schachet and his sons expanded the business to include smoked fish such as lox and sable. Schachet became the only distributor for Manischewitz Co. in Colorado and other Western states.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Beck Archives Businesses Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B112
Overview

The Businesses Collection reflects the diverse role Jews played in the economic growth of the American West, particularly within Colorado. It includes a paper on Jewish businesses and articles and documents from and about a variety of businesses, dating from 1890 to 2007.

Dates: Coverage: 1861-2015; Majority of material found in 1920-1985

Exterior of The Schachet Mercantile, 1982 June 27

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0017.00028
Overview Exterior of The Schachet Mercantile in Denver, Colorado, located on Colfax Avenue and Morrison Road. Schachet's was a Jewish delicatessen and sold kosher delicacies such as whitefish and lox. A white cargo van is parked along side the building and signs for I-25 and Federal Blvd. are visible.
Dates: 1982 June 27

Exterior of The Schachet Mercantile, 1982 June 27

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0017.00029
Overview Exterior of The Schachet Mercantile in Denver, Colorado, located on Colfax Avenue and Morrison Road. Schachet's was a Jewish delicatessen and sold kosher delicacies such as whitefish and lox.
Dates: 1982 June 27

Exterior of The Schachet Mercantile, 1982 June 27

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0017.00030
Overview Exterior of The Schachet Mercantile in Denver, Colorado, located on Colfax Avenue and Morrison Road. Schachet's was a Jewish delicatessen and sold kosher delicacies such as whitefish and lox. A white cargo van is parked along side the building and signs for I-25 and Federal Boulevard are visible.
Dates: 1982 June 27

Oral History Interview with Nelson Schachet, 1982 May 18

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0004.00094
Overview Nelson Schachet (1903-1992), a Denver, Colorado native, recounts his family history including ties to Cincinnati and the family's origins in Lithuania, and his life in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver during the 1920s and 1930s. He talks about his father's business, Schachet Mercantile Co. located on Morrison Road, and other Jewish-owned businesses in the neighborhood. His father brought Manischewitz matzah to Denver. Bugsy Siegel ate at the delicatessen that was part of the Mercantile...
Dates: 1982 May 18

Organizations and Groups, 1943--1986

 File
Identifier: B113.01.0001.0005
Overview File contains newspaper clippings from 1943-1986 about Jewish Denver groups and organizations, including synagogues, non-profits, schools, and community groups.
Dates: 1943--1986

Out of the Past, 1976

 File
Identifier: B113.01.0001.0002
Scope and Contents File contains newspaper clippings of articles from the series "Out of the Past" in the Intermountain Jewish News by Mike Zelinger. This series was published throughout 1976, as part of a centennial series for Colorado's 100 year anniversary of becoming a U.S. state. Articles are about different facets of Denver Jewish life, and sometimes focus on individuals or groups.
Dates: 1976

Schachet Mercantile, 1986

 File
Identifier: B112.03.0001.0010
Overview File contains a 1986 magazine article that features Schachet Mercantile, as well as a copy of a short history of the business.
Dates: 1986

Schachet Mercantile Company, circa 1978

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0009.00009
Overview 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...
Dates: circa 1978

Schachet Mercantile Company, 1982 June 27

 Item
Identifier: B063.01.0017.00027
Overview 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.
Dates: 1982 June 27