After a week of tensions over the future of a store in Mexico City, a Mexican court on Tuesday ruled that the Mexican Jewish supermarket, Vicente, cannot reopen after a month of unrest.
Vicente is a Jewish supermarket that opened in Mexico in October and has attracted some of the country’s most popular brands.
It is one of the most popular grocery stores in Mexico, and the Mexican government has vowed to close it down.
On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals in the city of Tlatelolco issued a ruling that prohibits Vicente from selling kosher food products for three months.
The court also ordered that the company “immediately cease” selling kosher products to the public.
The ruling is expected to be appealed.
The ruling came as Mexican authorities announced they had ordered the closure of Vicente for the first time in more than two decades.
The supermarket was closed to the general public last month and has been operating in the shadows ever since.
The case was brought by a group of Jewish community members who say the supermarket has violated a prohibition against discrimination against Jews by not selling kosher foods to the wider public.
They filed the case in November on behalf of Jewish shoppers who said they have been denied kosher products and that Vicente has not been open to them for months.
They also say Vicente is selling the same products to Mexicans who have visited the store in the past year.
The company had denied any wrongdoing in the case, saying that it “is committed to respecting the religious identity of all Mexican people.”
The decision comes as tensions continue to mount between the Mexican authorities and the Jewish community.
The Mexican government on Tuesday said it was considering legal action against the Mexican branch of the American Jewish Congress for what it called a “flagrant violation of its rights” in the lawsuit.
The Jewish community in Mexico has also accused Vicente of discriminating against them.