🔴An old-fashioned butcher shop in existence for more than 100 years is set to close

🔴 Sabatos Prime Meats spent 62 years in the Belford section of Middletown

🔴 The shop is taking corned beef orders for St. Patrick's Day before it shuts down

BELFORD — After more than 100 years in business, a popular old-fashioned, family-owned butcher shop is closing its doors this week in Monmouth County.

Sabatos Prime Meats opened in 1918 in Newark and the tradition of providing the best quality meats and so much more has been passed down from generation to generation since then.

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Sabatos Prime Meats (Facebook)
Sabatos Prime Meats (Facebook)

The butcher shop spent 62 years and three generations at its location on 113 Leonardville Road in Belford, a community in Middletown.

But now, after 105 years in existence, the Sabatos family, currently run by first cousins, Andy and John Sabatos, has decided to retire, so they will be closing their doors for good on Saturday, March 18.

Sabatos Prime Meats (Facebook)
Sabatos Prime Meats (Facebook)

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers. Over the years, you have become friends,” according to its Facebook page.

They are inviting customers to come pick up their favorites, and Sabatos is taking corned beef orders for St. Patrick’s Day, as well.

Jen Ursillo is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at jennifer.ursillo@townsquaremedia.com

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