A cleft above the rest in Parma for more than half a century, Thayer's Select Meats is second its doors
PARMA, Ohio -- Currently in its sixth decade of serving Parma, has announced that it consign be end its Pleasant Valley Shopping Center location in the succeeding few weeks.
“It’s rightful sad I have to make this decision,” said Maureen Thayer-Funfgeld, whose father, Robert, opened the cooler in 1966.
“I’m sorry for the Parma residents. I don’t desire to gossip there are additional meat markets, because I’m really (mad) they’re going to be recipience my business.
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“For the sequential couple of weeks, we’ll posses a going-out-of-business sale. Come in and get your last homemade soups, wonderful steaks, chicken pot pies, lasagnas and homemade products.”
Thayer-Funfgeld verbal that early on, Thayer’s Select Meats hastily became close as the span butcher shop offering friendliness, feature and great customer service.
“The funny announcement about the store gap is at that fleck my parents had five daughters,” vocal Berea native and void Hinckley Township renter Thayer-Funfgeld, who now lives on Catawba Island.
“My mother oral to my father, ‘I don’t know what you’re going to do, but you reform sign out how to straw these kids.’ So he went into the meat hawk business. I was born legal 11 months after the pantry opened.”
After originally having partners in the business, eventually Robert was the sole proprietor of Thayer’s Select Meats. Decades before retiring in 1990, he was joined by one of his daughters, Margaret Mary. Eventually, Thayer-Funfgeld joined the kinsfolk business.
“I actually keep a bachelor of science in illicit justice and sociology,” Thayer-Funfgeld said. “I wanted to be a initiation officer.
“My father said, ‘You’re not going to accomplish any capital doing that, so you mend come into the family business.’ He dragged me in so he could get out. Yeah, he quite bribed me.”
Thayer-Funfgeld ran the larder with her sister, who retired other than a decade ago.
“I was really melancholy to learn from host Maureen that after over 50 years in work as a Parma staple that Thayer’s Meats are closing,” Mayor Tim DeGeeter said.
“During the plunge and college football seasons, I regularly axe by for their hot smokies and their chili. It was lawful a year ago this May that I stopped by to celebrate their 55th anniversary,” he said.
“I sense Thayer’s loyal customers leave maiden them. I desire my remarkably finest to Maureen.”
Due to the actuality that medical issues are forcing Thayer-Funfgeld to intimate the relatives business, she offered one last Grade A tip to customers.
“Live every day to your fullest,” Thayer-Funfgeld said. “You never notice what’s going to happen.”
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