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.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 18, 2011