Porubsky’s closes doors after 75-year run
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - After 75 years in business, Porubsky’s Deli and Tavern has closed its doors for good.
The iconic Northeast Topeka store was a staple within the ‘Little Russia’ community since 1947 -- that came to an end on April 30, 2022.
Matthew Porubsky, nephew of store owner Charlie Porubsky told 13 NEWS his uncle’s decision to close was simply because it felt like the right time.
Charlie took over the store after both his parents passed away “some time ago,” Matthew said, and the future of the store was “in question ever since.”
“Sometimes you just have that feeling...when your family just needs a break,” Porubsky said. Charlie was just ready to “relax and put up his feet,” he continued.
The store was well known for its horseradish pickles, chili and cold plates, among other things, and Porubsky said the future of some of their prized recipes is unknown at this time.
“Charlie and Cecelia just wanted the community to know they are so thankful for those that came by their store, found joy there, and even found a home there,” Porubsky said, “it was a special place.”
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