Jeffrey’s Meat Market Stripped Bare

Posted on: March 9th, 2011 at 6:49 am by

Stopping by Jeffrey’s Meat Market yesterday on our way for some produce provisions, it’s as if the business never existed.  Just a somber setting.  The bandsaw is silent.  All the miscellaneous paraphernalia that made this retail footprint unique has been stripped from the premises.  Gone is the extensive collection of photographs and artwork, each a captured moment of Jeffrey with various pop icons.  Plus, the wooden sign boards were both dismantled from the steel beams above and are now leaning against the glass display cases.

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Signs on the countertop inform patrons that the butcher shop is indeed shuttered.  Behind the scenes, however, we do know that the closure is probably temporary, and that the NYC Economic Development Corporation decided not to raise the rent.  So now it’s just a waiting game to see what Jeffrey decides.  In the meantime, we are hearing some rumblings that this is just part of a three-week renovation.

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Fingers crossed for this pillar of our Lower East Side community!

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