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DiMarco's Butcher Shoppe recently opened on Myrtle Avenue in Glendale.

A new butcher shop in Glendale is striving to be a cut above the rest.

Mark Cacioppo, a Middle Village native, is bringing is 19 years of expertise to his brand-new butcher shop, DiMarco’s Butcher Shoppe.

 

DiMarco’s may look familiar to some Glendale residents because Cacioppo had a set-up in the Amish Market while it was in business at The Shops at Atlas Park. The meat store is now located at 66-03 Myrtle Ave. and took over a storefront that was previously a butcher shop for four decades.

Since holding the grand opening of DiMarco’s two weeks ago, Cacioppo said that business is going well.

“Things have been looking pretty good, knock on wood,” Cacioppo said. “We have a lot of people coming in to see what we have to offer. One good thing is that we are seeing repeat customers. It can be confusing because we are a deli and butcher shop, but we want to be known first for our meats.”

And DiMarco’s has a wide selection of meats.

 

Aside from the standard fare such as beef, pork and chicken, Cacioppo offers his customers wild game such as duck, wild boar, New York State Guinea Hen, bison and venison.

“We have a very strong meat program,” Cacioppo said. “We have good-quality certified Angus beef, all-natural pork and all of our chicken is antibiotic-free.”

Meats aren’t the only thing this butcher shop sells. There are tons of fresh pastas, and one of their best-sellers is their stuffed ravioli.

In preparation for the holidays, DiMarco’s is taking pre-orders of fresh farm turkeys, and will offer holiday items like spiral cut hams, boneless glazed sliced ham and all the traditional holiday trimmings, Cacioppo said.

Once the holidays are through, Cacioppo is looking to expand the variety of foods they make and create a dedicated catering menu as well.

“We are still seeing what the customers want and are looking for. In my 19 years in business, the most important thing I have learned is how to treat the customers,” Cacioppo said. “It is important to know their names, what they like, what they dislike, what their profession is. We want to make it a nice experience. We want to make sure they always leave smiling.”

DiMarco’s is open from Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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