Edwins Butcher Shop in city’s Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood aims to be “A whole lot more”

Edwins Butcher Shop in city’s Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood aims to be “A whole lot more”
Edwins Butcher Shop at 13024 is the latest development in the Edwins Institute. The shop opens Thursday, Dec. 13. (Source: Michael Dakota)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side hasn’t has a fresh meat vendor in almost 50 years.

“For people in the neighborhood, we got it all,” Brandon Chrostowski said walking around his brand new shop. “You got your half slab of ribs, full slab of ribs, roasted chicken, fried chicken, all the sides that come from down south, from greens to cornbread.”

The Edwins Butcher shop, located at 13024 Buckeye Rd., is adjacent to the EDWINS Second Chance Life Skills Center student campus. The butcher shop will be an “intensification” of what is already in place at the institute that teaches restaurant training to previously incarcerated individuals.

Chrostowski wants his students to master the fundamentals of butchering, but believed a butcher shop alone wasn’t viable, so he included a deli to serve the community.

There will be a variety of sandwiches from BLT’s to Corned Beef to hamburgers and hot dogs. To go with those sandwiches will be a host of sides, including cornbread and baked beans. Most items on the menu will be under $10.

Edwins Butcher Shop move into the neighborhood

Chrostowski calls the shop and extension of what he has been doing all along, “providing the best teaching to someone who deserves it.”

“This is going to be another extension, another layer to increase the strengths of our students,” Chrostowski adds.

The restaurateur wants everyone to feel welcome in the new store that has been completely remodeled.

“We just hope this a friendly place," Chrostowski said. “You’re going to get your fill and it’s going to feed the soul.”

The hours for the Butcher Shop will be Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Edwins Butcher Shop at 13024 is the latest development in the Edwins Institute. The shop opens Thursday, Dec. 13.
Edwins Butcher Shop at 13024 is the latest development in the Edwins Institute. The shop opens Thursday, Dec. 13. (Source: Michael Dakota)

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