According to Dave Cook's Eating in Translation the beloved Oppenheimer's butcher shop on the Upper West Side is closed pending their relocation in the neighborhood. When I first came to New York in 1973 I lived in an apartment at 98th and West End Avenue, right around the corner from the legendary Harry Oppenheimer's eopnymous butcher shop. You didn't want to cross Harry, but why would you when you could buy Harry's phenomenal prime meat to impress a date or a member of your family. Here's hoping Harry's successor, Robert Pence, who bought the business from Harry in 1996, finds a new location in the nabe. We can't afford to be losing any more butchers.
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