Eichenstein Commends Business Owner for Sharing Store With Competitor

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein presents a citation to Shea Langsam, owner of Fish to Dish, to commend him for his kindness in welcoming Yossi’s Fish Market into his business. (Benjamin Kanter)

On Sunday, Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein presented an official citation to Mr. Shea Langsam, owner of Fish to Dish, to commend him for his kindness in welcoming a competitor, Yossi’s Fish Market, into his store following a fire that destroyed the building that housed Yossi’s Fish Market.

Following a destructive fire on Jan. 12, Yossi Heiman, owner of Yossi’s Fish Market locates at 13th Avenue and 54th Street in Borough Park, Brooklyn, was left without a location from which to operate his business. That night, Eichenstein coordinated short-term housing for the residents of the apartments above the store. At the same time, Shea Langsam, owner of Fish to Dish, immediately reached out to Mr. Heiman to generously offer that he operate his business from a section of Langsam’s store, Fish to Dish, located just a few blocks away at 1280 43rd Street, in Borough Park, Brooklyn.

“While we are a community that is known for its chesed (kindness), the act of offering a direct competitor into your own storefront truly goes above and beyond,” said Assembly Member Eichenstein. “Fish to Dish is setting a new bar for what it means to be a neighbor and business owner in our community.”

“I want to express my deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Shea Langsam from Fish to Dish for what he’s done,” said Yossi Heimen, owner of Yossi’s Fish Market. “As soon as Shabbos was over, Mr. Langsam reached out to me to offer use of his store so that I could continue serving my customers. I also want to thank Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein for the work he’s done in helping his constituents affected by the fire.”

“As soon as I heard after Shabbos that Mr. Heiman had a fire, I immediately called him and offered to help,” said Shea Langsam, owner of Fish to Dish.When he said that he needs a facility to process and deliver orders for his customers, I said, ‘Why not join me in my store?’ As fellow community members we all try to help each other as much as we can.”