I came across this phrase in an article today, I didn't get the sense of the whole sentence together. would anyone break it into pieces for me please. bundle of thanks in advance.
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As comments have already stated, this is quite nonsensical at first blush. Having read the article, however, it becomes clear how it is meant to be understood:
A price hike is an increase in prices. In this case, the person raising the ‘prices’ (here: the rent) is the landlord, so this is a landlord price hike, as it were. Jesse’s Deli is now having a ‘sale’, in an ironic kind of way: they are raising the prices to match the raised rent imposed by the landlord.
In English marketing-speak, the word sale is frequently modified by some kind of phrase that tells you why there is a sale on: Christmas sale, back-to-school sale, just-because-we-can sale, etc. This works the same: Jesse’s Deli’s sale is a landlord-price-hike sale (an ironic ‘sale’ brought on by the landlord’s rental price hike).
An artisan is, roughly speaking, someone who works in a particular trade in an old-fashioned, ‘crafty’, skilled way. Someone who makes things himself the way he was taught by his old master; not someone who works in a factory making things in automated processes on machines. Jesse’s Deli is an artisan store, a small store with a large amount of human touch, free of the sterile conveyor-belt feeling of big supermarkets.
Since Jesse’s Deli is an artisanal store, this ‘sale’ is also artisanal: it is an artisanal landlord-price-hike sale.