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Butcher Gourmet Deli closes, while Jackson’s officially opens Monday

Oct. 6, 2016 Staff Report

The Butcher Gourmet Deli has closed with workers yesterday clearing the space and dumping many items.

While there was no word as to why the store closed, the LICPost reported last year that the owner of the deli is a co-owner of the development site next door.

That development site, located on the corner of Vernon and 50th Avenue, is expected to be comprised of 15 rental units with room for two or three ground floor retail spaces.

One of the retail spaces will be occupied by the Butcher Gourmet Deli, according to sources.

Meanwhile, the bar/restaurant that is taking over for the now-defunct Station LIC at 10-37 Jackson Avenue, will be having its grand opening Monday.

The restaurant, called Jackson’s, will be serving regional American cuisine and beer from the local breweries.

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I guess that’s a good thing since many items that is sold at E & I is cheaper, cleaner and more fresh than Food Cellar and Urban market… Our super markets in LIC are pretty sad….


They are renovating the existing deli(6 weeks will reopen). As for the construction next door that appears on an extented delay a problem with the contractor. Never easy building over an MTA site. Very poor planning


Actually there was also a butcher on Vernon just off 48 Ave. which is now the latest nail salon and yet another butcher in what is now Glory Deli, which was previously Met Food. Also, a small one room deli between 47th & 48 that sold limited grocery items and their own homemade Italian sausage.


Proving that when we had a “real” neighborhood, and not just a phony manufactured one created by sleazy real estate developers with their rivers of stolen subsidized dollars and their easily hyped nudnik clientele from God know’s where, we had better retail offerings than we do today.


Once upon a time, there were two butchers on Vernon. One meat counter was at this location, under a different business name. Meanwhile, I&E used to be an Associated grocery store, and it also had a real butcher counter. ’80s.


Good that they’ll be getting a new space. Hopefully still as cheap as it is now. Of course, they actually have to build that building at some point…but that’s a whole different story.


Kinda glad that deli closed down. It was quite dirty inside. Can’t wait to find out what will go in place of that location.


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