MOORHEAD — Clients of
She Stated Butcher Store
in Moorhead can anticipate to depart with greater than a lower of meat. Proprietor Melissa Evans will even serve up pleasant dialog in addition to ideas for making ready your buy.
“That’s what She Stated is all about. Telling folks, ‘Should you’re shopping for this lower of meat, that is one of the best ways to organize it,’” Evans mentioned. “Then they go dwelling and say ‘That’s proper. That’s what she mentioned.’ That’s the idea behind She Stated.”
The enterprise at 2103 fifth Ave. N. had its smooth opening over the vacations, with Evans providing prime rib and surf and turf specials.
“I’ve been open a couple of days, and enterprise has been good,” she informed InForum Thursday, Dec. 30.
Her greatest problem has been visibility for the store positioned simply north of the Coca Cola Bottling Co. and Burger King restaurant on First Avenue. Because of provide points, she’s had a tough time securing outside signage.
“That’s been an enormous factor. No one actually is aware of the place I’m positioned,” she mentioned.
However she believes phrase will journey quick.
“Moorhead is an incredible group. It’s 100% of every part I take pleasure in in an enormous city with a small-town really feel,” she mentioned.
A local of Bismarck, Evans earned a level in animal science with a give attention to meat science from North Dakota State College.
She acquired her begin working because the assistant supervisor of the meat division at Northport Hornbacher’s in Fargo. After that, she managed the meat division on the Money Smart in Moorhead earlier than a shoulder harm took her out of the enterprise for a couple of years.
Evans mentioned she’d return to a grocery retailer if she might deal with the bodily calls for.
“Turkeys at Thanksgiving and hams at Christmas, bodily it’s 1000’s of kilos that are available for a vacation. And it’s me, transferring them from pallet to pallet, restacking issues, reorganizing, and that’s all it was for weeks at a time. Bodily I can’t do this,” Evans mentioned.
Whereas she nonetheless will get 80-90 pound bins of meat, she will be able to take a chunk out and convey it to her lower room as wanted with out carrying all the field.
She Stated Butcher Store at the moment carries beef, pork and seafood from West Fargo’s High quality Meats and Seafood and smoked meat from its sister firm Valley Maid Merchandise. She hopes so as to add rooster this week.
“That’s large due to New 12 months’s resolutions. Eat rooster. We’d simply get creamed on the grocery retailer on New 12 months’s,” she mentioned.
Evans has packaged cuts of meat able to go, however she will even do customized orders.
“You would are available and say ‘Can I get a ribeye this thick?’ I can seize it and lower it there on the spot,” she mentioned.
She additionally plans to supply meat bundles.
“I’m hoping to have these finalized subsequent month,” she mentioned. “There are a number of parts.”
For instance, a buyer might order a beef bundle for 2 people who would come with the selection of floor beef or hamburger patties, and the selection between totally different cuts of steak and roasts.
“It’s not going to be construct your individual from scratch, however there can be some flexibility,” she mentioned.
And Evans is more than pleased to supply recommendation.
“This has all the time been my ardour. That is one thing I completely love and actually admire doing,” she mentioned.
WHAT: She Stated Butcher Store
WHERE: 2103 fifth Ave. N., Moorhead
HOURS: 10 a.m. to six p.m., with a break from 1:30 to 2 p.m., Monday by way of Friday