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Illg's is closing?

Unfortunately, true. Just got this email this morning:

Dear Friends,

We are saddened to announce that after more than 50 years of serving the Bucks County community, Illg's Meats will be closing it's doors. We will be open through the week of July 5th(closed on the 4th). There will two days of clearance sales on July 8th and 9th. We ask that you place your orders with as much prior notification as possible to ensure it's fulfillment. Thank you for the many years of faithful patronage, you will be greatly missed.


The Illg's Family

365 Folly Rd.

Chalfont, PA 18914

P 215.343.0670

Retail Store Hours
Tuesday thru Friday 8am - 6pm Saturday 8am - 5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

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    1. I don't live anywhere near there, but that is a huge loss to the Philadelphia area.

      I'll take the family up there asap to buy as much as we can.

      Terrible news.

      1. /sigh. Need to get over there Today.

        1. I smell a whole bunch of townhouses :-(

          1. Wow! This is the loss of a local landmark family business. Very sad to hear the news.

              1. Wow, it seems like such a vital place.

                1. I would be most certain that the value of their land has made selling difficult to resist for some time. Unfortunate for customer and for the family to see a way-of-life end. It did seem always busy but I would not pretend to understand the economics of this type business. I would not be unusual to see that a younger generation was not interested in a legacy business. Hard cash for the land vs. hard work for annual income. Too bad, sorry to see them go!

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                  1. re: Bacchus101

                    I believe you are correct Bacchus. I had heard about the impending closing a while ago, and the way it was explained to me was that it was a family retirement decision. I am not sure if they tried to sell the business, or whether they offer for the land was more than they could sell the business for. I was told that it was a situation where younger generations of the family did not want to continue the business or buy the business.

                  2. Did a little sleuthing… appears as though Toll Brothers bought the land in 2012.

                    1. I haven't been there in two decades as I'm no longer a meat eater but what a loss! Back in my cowchomping days, I loved their dried sausages that were similar to (but much better) than Slim Jims. I think they were called Landjaegers, or something like that.