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Family-owned Red Bank butcher shop to close after 121 years in business

Citarella's Market in Red Bank is closing after 121 years.

Jul 8, 2022, 11:27 PM

Updated 714 days ago


The year, 1901. Teddy Roosevelt is sworn in as president after the assassination of William McKinley.
Baseball's American League is formed.
And in Red Bank, Andrew Citarella, who had immigrated from Naples, Italy one year earlier begins selling meat from his front porch.
The Citarella family is still at it 121 years later. But only for one more day.
Citarella's Market a family-run deli, butcher shop and grocery, is closing on Saturday, putting an end to a 121-year, four-generation run.
On today's installment of Brian's Positively New Jersey, we return for one last roast beef sandwich as customers stream through the store to say goodbye to a place that has been part of the fabric of the community for more than a century.

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