Richard and Vinnie's Meat Market Closes After 43 Years in Bay Ridge

Some sad news to report from Bay Ridge: After 43 years as a popular neighborhood butcher shop, Richard & Vinnie's Prime Meats is closing. A friend from the area tells us that the Third Avenue shop sold off the remainder of its inventory yesterday. Judging by the chatter on a neighborhood forum, it will be sorely missed. Wrote one fan, "Please baby jesus don't let this be the guy on 3rd between 86th and 87th." Sadly, it is.

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