RED BANK: LOCALS BID CITARELLA’S FAREWELL

Mayor Pasquale Menna presented a proclamation to butcher Andy Citarella as a TV news crew recorded the event. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njWith a handful of brokenhearted customers watching, Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna bid an official goodbye to a 121-year-old neighborhood butcher shop Wednesday.

But the building that’s been home to Citarella’s Meats & Deli for the last 43 years may again draw foodies.

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RED BANK: MARKET CLOSING AFTER 121 YEARS

Rosemary Minear wished Andy Citarella well Tuesday morning. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njAfter 121 years of operation, one of Red Bank’s oldest retail businesses plans to close next month.

The end for Citarella’s Meats & Deli continues the rapid disappearance of once-common neighborhood butcher shops and grocers.

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