It’s one of the city’s oldest and most beloved markets, having sold top-quality meats for better than a century. And now it is on the brink of becoming extinct.

I am referring to Staubitz Market, a fixture in Cobble Hill since 1917. According to John McFadden, Jr., the store’s owner, Staubitz is facing the prospect of “bankruptcy and complete failure.” Lower revenue and higher wholesale costs exacerbated by a demand from the city to make repairs to the faςade of the building that houses the store are the chief factors behind the shop’s financial straits.

News of Staubitz’s possible closure comes on the heels of the demise last month of G. Esposito & Sons Jersey Pork Store, another Brooklyn institution.

If you are interested in preventing Staubitz from going under, note that a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $150,000 has been created in the store’s name.

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G. Esposito & Sons Pork Store Is Closing