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Loss of Another Leschi Icon

We are saddened by the loss of Leonard Shulman, longtime owner of the Leschi Market. He died December 24. Leonard bought the Leschi Market in 1977 from his uncle, Hank Edelson.

To quote the obituary in the Seattle Times: “Over the years Leonard made Leschi Market into a unique community business with his dedication and hard work, his charming manner, welcoming smile, and his willingness to help others. Although he continued to be an active part of the business, he handed over the daily operations to his children and grandchildren. Leonard continued to work for the business until he passed away freely sharing his straight-talking advice and counsel.”

Leonard’s son, Steve, and grandson, Yousef, have used a photo of Leonard in his classic grocer’s white apron on their house wine label: Leschi Cellars. Look for it when you are in the store and you will see the family resemblance. Our condolences to the Shulman family and our belated thanks to Leonard for building the store into the community pillar that it is.

~Diane Snell

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