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I walked by Alhambra meats at 24th and Folsom last night and it was quite a scene. The coolers were being pulled out, there was a crew of guys breaking up the granite tile floor, and at the same time, the butchers were carrying out the meat to a waiting truck. It's closed. Done.
I asked Ray at my corner store down the street and he had insight - they just couldn't make it work - not enough revenue.
I'm kind of sad. The owner seemed to be interested in making a contribution to the neighborhood, and was always nice when I shopped there. That being said, I was always kind of surprised that a Halal place opened up in this neighborhood - most people here either want super cheap meat, or are more on the vegetarian side of the food spectrum.
RIP:
Alhambra Halal Meat Company (sorry, don't know how to post a link)
3111 24th St San Francisco, CA
... dave

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  1. Nooooo ... that is such a shame.

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    Alhambra Halal Meat Company
    3111 24th St, San Francisco, CA

    1. I'm devastated. Their meats were great quality and well priced. I went by Saturday around 11 a.m. and they were closed (which I thought was odd), but went the next day and bought some chicken there.

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      1. re: farmersdaughter

        I am totally devestated as well!!! Just sent them an email to see if they are out of the business completely. Will post back if they respond.

        1. re: adrienne156

          I haven't been for a few weeks now, this is truly sad. The butchers there were so friendly (esp Ernesto) and always ready to accomodate any type of request.

      2. more tears for Alhambra, with pix: http://missionmission.wordpress.com/2...

        1. That's a shame. Others here predicted it, but I thought for sure they would catch on to a crossover audience. They obviously didn't have the capital to hang on long enough to build a loyal clientele. I don't think Kosher butchers are doing so great these days either.