In July, Lost City reported that the old Polish butcher Quality Meat Market in Williamsburg was shuttered and didn't look likely to open. However, we could dig up little confirmation as to its future.
Well, matters looked still grimmer today. A Lost City scout was by the address yesterday and reports thusly:
It's probably gone, permits were pulled from the DOB and posted in the window, alt 2 (expansion). Contractors on site, gut demo well underway, they provided no info on who they're working for or what tenant is going to be moving in after renovations are complete (former or new).
That would seem to be the end of Quality Met Market. Or is it? A look at the job action filed with the DOB on June 2 tells this: "PROPOSED HORIZONTAL ENLARGEMENT & INTERIOR RENOVATION AT FRIST FLOOR. PLUMBING AND PARTITION WORK AS PER PLAN. INSTALL KITCHEN EQUIPMENT & EXHAUST PROPOSED A/C SYSTEM. NO CHANGE IN USE, EGRESS OR OCCUPANCY.
So, does that mean the butchers are coming back? Hard to say. A previous job filing in 1999 was submitted by one Jozef Zurawski, which sounds like a nice Polish name. The new filing was submitted by Shiming Tam, which, uh, does not sound like a nice Polish name. Can anyone shed light on this?