Nugents Family Story
The idea came from Nugent’s background with meats and butchering.
Green Village Packing started in 1948 and they supply a sizeable amount of pork to Chinatown and meat to establishments in the area. Tim (Nugent)’s grandfather-in-law started Green Village Packing. Nugent worked at Green Village for 20 years, and his sons work there with him. They learned the business at Green Village.
Nugent’s meat background didn’t stop there. He also previously worked at Oscar Mayer, furthering his knowledge of meats and butchering. Nugent’s two sons Chris and Kyle will be running the shop. The concept of the store is a nostalgic one, going back to the '60s or '70s, You would stop off at the butcher shop to buy your hamburgers and meat and chicken and steak. Think of freshness instead of getting meat on Styrofoam. They will have gourmet deli sandwiches and bread provided by Anthony and Sons, which is in Denville. Everything will be a reasonable price.
“It’s back to the mom & pop store,” they said. “Instead of going to Costco with its trucks and trailers and warehouse, you can come here and have your ground beef freshly ground. It’s a novelty that went away and we’re trying to bring it back. It’s quality at a reasonable price.”
Keeping it Local hey’re looking to make it a community butcher shop that’s family owned and run, where they know your name when you come in.