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McKnight Butcher Shop Sets Opening Day for Friday

The 2,000-square-feet of space at 7777 McKnight Road will be dedicated to Kosher and local, organic meats.

Mr. Butcher, the long awaited Kosher and local organic meats shop on McKnight Road, is expected to open Friday, said its manager Jay Mahood. 

"Things are progressing. All the permits are done," he said.

He said he is waiting on one final walk-through by Ross Township's building and zoning official, which is scheduled for Tuesday. 

Of course—he warned Monday—things could change. But as of right now, he plans to have a soft opening Friday, operating on normal business hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

He said he expects to have chicken, lamb, goat and beef for sale. 

The new shop is located at 7777 McKnight Road and has 2,000-square-feet of space. 

Mahood said he plans to offer meats prepared according to Jewish dietary laws as well as local organic meats from farms around the Pittsburgh area. 

The Kosher meats and cheeses will be shipped in from three companies in New Jersey and New York and sold pre-packaged, he said, declining to go into more specifics until the shop is ready for business.

"Folks won't be disappointed," he has promised. 

Conrad April 17, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Hey....I'm ALL for any new biz in the North Hills, especially a meat market. Perhaps now I can find some good cuts of meat just in time for "grilling season." I wish Jay Mahood nothing but success in his new endeavor!
Shante April 21, 2012 at 02:58 AM
I was curious as to why a Kosher Organic butcher shop was opening in the North Hills and not somewhere like Squirrel Hill, so I stopped by the location to see what I could see. Why no mention of the Halal in the article? The combination of Kosher, Halal and Organic in the same place is pretty humorous to me. How can a place that offers shrimp and lobster (it was written up on the chalkboard inside along with other items for sale) be a Kosher butcher? People who keep Kosher are NOT going to buy from someone who throws prepackaged Kosher items in with other items that aren't Kosher. It all has to be Kosher for it to truly be considered Kosher. And an FYI, signs now state they hope to open on 4/24.
Mike April 30, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Well, as of April 30 there's still no sign of them opening, and a peek inside shows the place is still a mess of construction, none of which seems to be happening. Despite specializing in meat, something seems a little fishy (sorry, had to).
Jay May 03, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Mike, Getting all the permits takes time, not sure if you saw what was there before. had to redo the entire place. took longer than anticipated. Everything is good to go. jay Butcher Shop
Jay May 03, 2012 at 03:14 PM
You have not even seen the place and passing on Judgements. Wait till it opens. As far as opening a new business it takes time to redo the entire space and get all the permits to operate. Jay Butcher shop
sam June 22, 2012 at 02:32 AM
is it open now ?cane we stope and have a look!!

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