On the quiet, yet bustling intersection, known as Court and Warren Street in the Cobble Hill area of Brooklyn, NY, sits yet another piece of history known as Staubitz Market. It's in its third generation of ownership and still going strong.
Staubitz Market, established in 1917 by John Staubitz, originally opened as a butcher store, is one of the oldest food establishments still operating in New York. John McFadden and his son, John McFadden, Jr. now own Staubitz Market. It has been in the McFadden family for over 40 years. As part of its charm, it still maintains the old fashioned warmth of sawdust-strewn floors as well as many other original features from the turn of the century.
Evolution has taken hold of this fine establishment in only the ways necessary to maintain its past history of stability while adding to its already fine selection of quality foods, specialty items as well as exotic meats and wild game. As you come through the original screen door and glance around, you'll feel a bit of nostalgia come over you. The fresh selection of premium meats are carefully arranged and displayed in the original showcase while the 80 year old cash register is still in tip, top working order. The same ornamented tin ceiling, which holds the soft lights that illuminate all the product line, is still beautifully in tact. A beautiful antique cashiers booth with its original stained and cut glass, and other original artifacts are still utilized today. The proprietors continue to preserve the history and ambience of the store.
Their day starts at 6:00am where they personally hand-select every piece of prime meat, poultry, game and other provisions that enter the store. The meats are then meticulously cut and trimmed by hand utilizing only hand tools, dated back from the beginning of the store, to ensure the tradition of quality cuts of product.
Customer loyalty has also been maintained down through the generations as Staubitz prides itself on impeccable customer service. They will custom cut orders as required for any occasion, big or small. To this day, they still offer free delivery, and have managed to fulfill and ship orders for loyal clients out of state or even out of the country. Staubitz Market has kept the tradition of good, quality food, and goes out of its way to provide customers with fast and friendly service. This has earned the respect and loyalty of the neighborhood, near or far.