Retrospective: Brush’s Deli – Three Generations and Counting

Post Views: 919 As with all Mr. Local History retrospectives, updates are made to this post when we learn additional information. We will continue to expand this post as stories come to light. Mr. Local History Project Brush’s deli has a long history in Basking Ridge as the longest standing deli in the community. Located at 35 S. Finley avenue in the same building, the P.C. Henry general store opened back in 1869 and remained until 1935. On the left was a milliner (hat) shop along with a hardware and furniture…

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What’s the Unofficial Sandwich of Basking Ridge? We Have a Winner

Post Views: 805 WE HAVE A WINNER. How often do you get to actually participate in history? Now you do. There is a battle going on in the town of Basking Ridge where the Mr. Local History Project has connected with the town’s oldest deli to battle it out for the right to name the “Unofficial Sandwich of Bernards Township.” Voting has been fierce and it looks like it’s going to come down to last minute voters who’ve been debating this for years. Put to a vote by local residents,…

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