Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
The Harlem Shambles announced its future arrival back in July and it turns out that the bespoke butcher shop has now opened on the FDB corridor. Walking by the storefront at 2131 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 115th Street yesterday, we noticed that a small chalkboard sign greeted pedestrians out front but not much fanfare was on hand to announce the boutique meat shops arrival. This is officially a soft opening but many of the specialties are currently available inside. Check out the interior photos after the jump.
One of the selling points for the South Harlem butcher shop is that all of the meats are from small regional farms which means everything is grass fed and top quality. All the read meats were on display including cuts of beef, pork and lamb but one counter was noticeably empty. We were told that poultry would be arriving soon along with prepared cold offerings such as marinated meats and savory pies. Uniform wise, the look of the butchers on hand have quite a distinct feel to them since the aesthetic consists of white collared shirts, aprons and black pork pie hats for a bit of a retro feel which goes along with the aged floors and subway tiles in the back of the shop. A grand opening will be happening soon but everyone should drop buy and support this distinct new business in the meantime.
Read more about the Harlem Shambles in our past post: LINK