Staubitz Market is the oldest butcher shop in New York and it has been in my family for almost 60 years. My name is John McFadden Jr. I’m the son of John McFadden Sr., the former owner of Staubitz Market. Working side-by-side with my father since I was 11 years old, we have served the community and its families for almost 3 decades. Sadly, my father passed suddenly and unexpectedly leaving the state of the business in shambles.
Staubitz Market is striving to keep up with the demands of the digital age, yet small local butcher shops like ours still find it challenging to compete against larger corporate entities. In addition to these struggles, the store was losing money for years because my father neglected to make necessary improvements. Most importantly, the city served us with an emergency decree to repair the facade of Staubitz Market.
With the decreasing income revenue of the store, business affairs in a mess, and the decrepit state of the building; the accumulated expenses have now reached a critical point. Staubitz Market is at risk of bankruptcy and complete failure. We are reaching out to our beloved community, loyal patrons, and anyone who appreciates the value of small local ‘mom and pop’ shops and specialty stores that are becoming extinct. This landmark family business will become another empty storefront without your generous support. We do not make this request lightly. We are grateful for your support and to ensure the legacy of Staubitz Market.