RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Three brothers from Fairfield and Westchester counties – Doug, David and Jeremy Nevins – and their dad, Bruce, are about to open Siegel Bros. Marketplace in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
The gourmet food store has been a long-held family tradition.started by their great-grandfather more than 100 years ago.
Abram Siegel fled czarist Russia and came to the United States in the early 1900s. He scrimped and saved to bring the rest of his family over and later opened a butcher shop and slaughterhouse in Woodbine, N.J.
The business, which evolved into a marketplace, was passed down in the family.
It closed in the 1980s, but the Nevins brothers, their dad, Jeremy’s wife, Beth; and their longtime friend, Don Myers, still have fond memories of working and visiting there.
And now, the dream of the brothers, who grew up in Ridgefield -- Doug and David still live in the area but are planning a move to Westchester -- is turning into reality with the soft opening of the store on Friday, Jan. 20. (Jeremey and his family are in Katonah.)
They all are “extremely proud” of being able to revive the family business and the tradition of true customer service, something that, Jeremy Nevins said, is “sorely lacking” these days.
“The days of walking into your local market and knowing who’s behind the counter or who your butcher are are long gone,” he said, adding that the brothers hope their market will change all that.
Jeremy also gave kudos to Ed Costa, his business partner, for helping make the dream a reality.
The new 2,500-square-foot Mount Kisco store at 39 S. Moger Ave. is adjacent to their 1,800-square-foot wine and spirits shop, which has been open since December 2016.
Customers can expect grass-fed meat from At Ease Acres Farm in Berne, N.Y., pasture-raised lamb and pork from Arcadian Pastures in Sloansville, N.Y., antibiotic and hormone free chickens from Free Poultry in Lancaster, Pa., and fresh seafood and shellfish.
A ribbon-cutting for the official grand opening has been set for Thursday, Feb. 2.