VINCENT GRACE PRIME MEATS, Flushing

Man, what a fuss has been made this summer (2014) about a recently uncovered store awning sign for the Hudes Delicatessen sign on Broadway and 103rd in the Upper West Side. I even wrote about it myself.

Here’s a classic sign that has been uncovered for at least a year or two, at my old butcher shop on 162nd street in fab Flushing. This sign was behind a vinyl awning sign when I was a customer, but it’s been exposed for quite awhile now.

Look at the classic script font, augmented by a smaller serif font. Classic stuff from the 1940s or 1950s.

But, there has been barely a whimper about it on the World Wide Web, while there has been a veritable avalanche of posts about the deli sign.

Why? The answer is simple.

This sign is in Queens.

7/9/14


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13 Responses to VINCENT GRACE PRIME MEATS, Flushing

  1. dave c. says:

    From back when the butcher was a local and your neighbor and friend. “Vincent Grace” was probably the Anglicized name of an Italian immigrant, Vincenzo Grazia.

  2. Brendan says:

    My Grandfather’s brother owned this butcher shop! So cool to see a little of our family history online.

  3. Patricia says:

    OMG! Do I remember that store. My Dad would go over every Saturday afternoon to help Uncle Vincent close the store for the weekend. Dad would pick up his order and then they would go in the back and have a few. I went with him many , many times and always got a piece of bologna. Those two were Pecks bad boys together but lots of fun. Where did you ever get that picture? He is 100% Irish!

  4. Patricia says:

    OMG! Do I remember that store. My Dad would go over every Saturday afternoon to help Uncle Vincent close the store for the weekend. Dad would pick up his order and then they would go in the back and have a few. I went with him many , many times and always got a piece of bologna. Those two were Pecks bad boys together but lots of fun. Where did you ever get that picture?

  5. Patricia says:

    Also, he was 100% Irish! His parents were born in Ireland!

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