Beloved Italian Market and Butcher Shop in NJ Closing After 45 Years
After two generations in business, an iconic Italian market and butcher shop in the Garden State is closing its doors for good.
And this is where you could substitute "iconic" for the word "stereotypical" -- but in the absolute best way possible.
This shop wasn't something that just sold a specific type of food because it happened to sell really well.
This place was authentic to its core.
Our culinary travels take us to, dare I say, Central Jersey, where a business that has a nearly 5-star Google review is closing after 45 years.
Before revealing the business, let's paint a picture with some of those reviews:
Now that you are hungry, perhaps you can make one last trip to A&S Salumeria on Route 33 in Millstone Township.
The owner of the business recently took to Facebook to share his news:
After 45 years in the business (21 of them in Millstone Township), I've decided to put down the knives and hang up the apron. What a ride it has been. I've met thousands of beautiful people along the way. Many of my customers and employees have become more than acquaintances but lifelong friends that mean the world to me.
The owner has decided to retire because "I have Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) and over the past few years I've come to realize that my condition has been deteriorating to the point where doing the job that I love so much has basically become difficult to the point that I've had to make this decision."
This is a business, as they put it, where you talked about, "different types of prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, how to make that prime rib roast, or talking about the old neighborhoods that we grew up in."
A&S Salumeria says it is fully stocked for the upcoming holiday weekend, however, Memorial Day Monday is their final day.
If you're [not] busy and have some free time, stop on by the store for an awesome Italian Sub, a delicious steak, a fresh mozz, or a quick "Goodbye."
How to get there
Address: 480 State Route 33, Millstone Township, NJ
- From Atlantic City: 90 miles, 89 minutes
- From Newark: 47 miles, 53 minutes
- From Trenton: 25 miles, 32 minutes