WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ Last week, the kosher Crown Market in West Hartford, a staple of the Jewish community in Greater Hartford for 74 years, announced it was shutting its doors.

In a complete 180 not two weeks later, current owner Marc Bokoff says Friday afternoon a deal was agreed upon with community leaders to keep the crown open.

“More importantly than anything, we’ve preserved approximately 85 jobs and we’ve retained an absolute cornerstone in the Jewish community and the Greater Hartford community, which was The Crown,” said Bokoff.

A more than 20-year lease was re-negotiated by Leonard and Robert Udolf of Udolf Properties, which owns the Bishop’s Corner building.

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