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Village Butcher and Market offers deli sandwiches and premium meats

MORGANTOWN — Craving a good sandwich? Village Butcher and Market has all sorts of premium meats and fresh deli sandwiches to choose from.

Village Butcher and Market is a locally owned and operated full-service butcher shop, deli and market. It offers a wide range of premium local meats, specialty sandwiches and small plates. 

The market, owned by Anthony Straface, opened its doors on July 3, 2021.

The restaurant has deli cases loaded with beef, pork, chicken, lamb, duck, and an assortment of sausages, deli meats and cheeses.

There is also a full-service kitchen offering 10 different artisan sandwiches, including an Italian sandwich, B.L.T., grilled cheese, Caprese, Wagyu hot dog, and a classic American Wagyu burger. 

Village Butcher and Market gets a lot of its products from local farms, like Pike Mountain Farm in Preston County, and also farms from Pennsylvania.

“I think that Morgantown has done a nice job lately in getting some local products in, whether it’s through farmer’s markets or farms having their own stores.” said Straface. “I thought that this would also be a great way to showcase some of those farms through my store.”

Straface was in the dry-cleaning business for almost 15 years. So, running a business was not new to him — but being in the restaurant industry and butchery business is new. 

Straface said he put a lot of time, research and practice into all the facets of opening Village Butcher and Market. “I felt comfortable taking that leap. I wanted to do something that I find enjoyable and help provide the area with a bigger variety of products.”

Straface has always had a passion for food and family, as well as cooking, grilling and smoking. 

“I frequently found myself going to local grocery stores and not being pleased with the quality or the quantity of things that they offered,” said Straface. “So, I thought of a business model and business plan that would help the community get some of those higher-end products”

“We’ve met and exceeded almost every expectation that we’ve set to date. We’re really pleased and look forward to continuing to grow and service the community.”

Village Butcher and Market is located at 3345 University Ave., Unit 4. The Meat and Market is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Food Service hours are from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 

For updates and more information about Village Butcher and Market check out its website as well as on Facebook and Instagram @villagebutcherwv.

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