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de Liscinskis, Lenard Samuel & Chez Lenard

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de Liscinskis, Lenard Samuel, (1922- ), native of Latvia, founded in 1978 Chez Lenard (q.v.), an upscale hot dog stand on Main Street; he and father were involved in the cosmetics industry, and he produced several perfumes under name of Leonid de Liscinskis in 1940s, 50s, 60s. 

Chez Lenard: Upscale, French-style mobile hot dog stand on Main Street, established summer 1978 by Lenard de Liscinskis (q.v.); In 1981, he sold to Michael Soetbeer who, in 1997 sold to Chad and Kirsten Cohen, who sold in 2007 to Michael Principi; celebrities who’ve eaten there include Paul Newman, Martha Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Giancarlo Esposito, and Harvey Fierstein.

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