Brother and sister, John Pallios and Denise Pallios Zagaris grew up in the grocery business and spent all of their adult working lives in the family business.
Their father along with his two brothers started Richland Markets in 1951 and eventually grew to seven locations in four cities.
After the last Richland Market closed in late 2012, both John and Denise, as second generation grocers, decided that they were not ready for retirement and had to figure out what to do with themselves. They knew they loved being in the grocery industry and would really miss all of their customers as well as their employees. With John’s wife, Judy, sharing the vision of starting up a smaller version of their store with the focus being an old fashion butcher shop and deli, an idea was born. They hope to make you just as excited about it as they are.
Chopping Block Butcher Shop and Deli’s concept is to provide personal friendly customer service by a knowledgeable staff. John and Denise’s desire is for the customer experience to be above and beyond expectations. They truly want the customer to feel welcome as well as enjoy the shopping experience with a small family owned and operated business.
The butcher shop provides choice and prime cuts of beef, fresh pork, lamb and poultry. Trained butchers are on staff for special meat cuts as requested.
Additionally, marinated meats along with rotisserie chicken and tri tip roasts are made fresh throughout the day. Grab n’ Go entrees that are finished at the office or at home are also available on a daily basis for customers who want quality food in a short amount time. While the grocery area sells complementary items to what is offered in the butcher shop, the produce section along with fresh baked breads will complete your meal.
Custom made deli sandwiches with high quality meats and cheeses are prepared fresh to order. The gourmet salad line and side dishes are perfect compliments for both the meats and sandwiches. For the catered corporate lunch, there are box lunches and meat and deli trays as requested by the customer and they will provide delivery service on large orders.
Picnic baskets loaded with meat, cheeses, bread, crackers, fresh fruit, salads and drinks are available and are perfect for Concert in the Park or any outdoor event.
As an independent locally owned business John and Denise have a commitment to support other independent locally owned businesses and strive to purchase locally produced products.
John and Denise are looking forward to your visit with them at Chopping Block Butcher Shop and Deli.