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Following up on early reports of its demise, yesterday the Times published a piece on the closure of East Village institution Kurowycky Meat Products. The shuttering of the store, which had been open for over 52 years, was not due to rent increases (the Kurowycky family owns the building), but instead the changing dietary habits of NYers. "Mr. Kurowycky, wearing a butcher’s shirt with a pencil in his left pocket, said there was nothing in particular that killed the store. He said that people these days eat less sausage and meat products in general." Damn those Morningstar Farms burgers.
· An East Village Haven for Meat Lovers Closes Its Doors [NY Times]
· Discontinued: Kurowycky Meat Products [Racked]