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Alhambra meats is gone

DavidForer Mar 4, 2009 07:28 AM

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.
Alhambra Halal Meat Company (sorry, don't know how to post a link)
3111 24th St San Francisco, CA
... dave

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    sugartoof Mar 5, 2009 03:33 PM

    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.

    1. BernalKC Mar 4, 2009 04:29 PM

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

      1. farmersdaughter Mar 4, 2009 09:11 AM

        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
          adrienne156 Mar 4, 2009 11:28 AM

          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
            osho Mar 4, 2009 11:48 AM

            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. rworange Mar 4, 2009 07:33 AM

          Nooooo ... that is such a shame.

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

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