Monday, August 22, 2016

E. Kurowycky & Sons Meat Market in the East Village, NYC

E. Kurowycky & Sons Meat Market in the East Village specialized in #Ukranian sausages and hams, that were prepared and smoked on the premises. It was in business from 1958-2007 and was sadly forced to close after the city's agricultural inspectors ordered the store to remove all of their smoked ham, bacon, salami and pork 🐷 kielbasa, which hung from sharp hooks lining the windows and interior of the store. The inspectors ordered their removal because of potential hazards resulting in E. Coli and salmonella infections. This resulted in a sharp decline in business and the third-generation owner closed the store despite never having any of his customers either get sick or complain about the quality of their meat. Photo from 2001 and full interview with Jerry Kurowycky appear in our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York." #storefront #disappearingfaceofnewyork

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