A meat market that has been a Rochester institution since 1949 is set for a grand “re-opening” following a large renovation project – even though it never actually closed. Skip’s Meat Market has moved into the vacant storefronts on both sides of its location on West Ridge Plaza and will have a formal re-opening event in August.

Features already added include a seafood case, an expanded deli and more produce, reports the Democrat & Chronicle. The new look has befuddled some longtime customers, said co-owner Cindy DiCarlo.

“Some of them came in and walked out because they thought it wasn’t Skip’s,” DiCarlo said with a laugh. “But then they came back in. Our customers are so excited by it.”

“The vision was for more of a European-style market,” Jim DiPasquale said. “We have a lot more of the prepared foods. We plan to bake bread in the future. We’re trying to have it all here for the customers.”

Source: Democrat & Chronicle