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.

This image has been archived or removed.

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.

This image has been archived or removed.

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

Recent Stories

Doughnut Plant Heads to Saudi Arabia with Latest Expansion

After surviving a three-month, pandemic-induced closure in the latter half of 2020, Doughnut Plant is pushing its business model forward. And once again, expanding overseas. The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia locale marks the eighth iteration for the Lower East Side born empire (if you count the Japan outpost), and the first for the Middle East. And […]

‘Crab du Jour’ Hoists New Signage Above Grand Street

In case you missed the small-time signage on Grand Street, Crab Du Jour is now making its presence known. The seafood chain announced its arrival on the Lower East Side in early January, but only now are the pieces really falling into place. It takes the spot left vacant by La Flaca last summer after […]

‘The Orchard Room’ is the Max Fish Replacement on Orchard Street

The Max Fish replacement on Orchard Street has an identity and pseudo opening date. The Orchard Room. According to its Instagram account, this weekend is launch. Behind the establishment are a collection of investors including the landlord and elements of the 29Monroe nightlife hospitality company. It promises “groovy vibes” and probable headaches for neighbors. Opposition […]

Cuomo Says You Can Finally See Movies Again in the City Starting Next Week

Governor Cuomo yesterday announced that movie theaters across the Five Boroughs can return from their nearly-year-long stint on the pandemic sidelines. Albeit with limited capacity. Starting one week from Friday (March 5), theaters can finally reopen their auditoriums, yet operate at 25-percent of maximum capacity, capped 50 people per screening. Masks and assigned seating for […]

Schumer Stumps for Restaurant Relief at Dirt Candy on Allen Street

Senator Chuck Schumer sure loves the Lower East Side as backdrop for pushing his restaurant relief legislation on Capitol Hill. On Sunday afternoon, the Senate Majority Leader stumped at vegan eatery Dirt Candy on Allen Street, where he said 92-percent of city restaurants could not afford December rent and that many likely won’t survive another six […]