Last March, GM had the pleasure to announce that the fantastic Georgetown Butcher was planning on opening a new location at Wisconsin and Volta. GM understood that the move would enable a wider offering to go along with the larger space (they would take over the former Little Birdies and Georgetown Olive Oil spaces). A great deal of GM’s excitement stemmed from the fact he lives a block away. He was already counting down the days.
The opening date was originally targeted for last summer. But that got pushed back till this spring. However now the move is off entirely. The shop will remain in its Grace Street location.
But have no fear, they are still going to be just as good at their current location, even if its a bit of a disappointment for those in upper Georgetown. Paul Branner of Georgetown Butcher writes to GM that “Our focus is maintaining a high level of being a great community resource. The Shop offers the highest quality of Black Angus and Japanese K/5 Wagyu. Oven ready stuffed salmon, pecan crusted trout, double baked potatoes, and shrimp and grits are available!”
And GM will add that they still deliver and are always eager to satisfy a customer’s request.
And finally, Georgetown Butcher is a black-owned business. We may never get back to the time when Georgetown (particularly Herring Hill in east Georgetown) was dotted with dozens of black-owned butchers, doctors, tailors, and other small businesses. But this business does a great job to honor that past by providing an old fashioned level of customer service and product quality. We’re lucky to have them.
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