The commercial corridor of Oak Street in Olde Towne East has seen some significant improvement over the past few years. It’s home to a new pizza shop, bakery, tavern, and pastry cafe. As of this summer, you can also add meat and seafood shop to that list.
Allen Scott has owned the United Provision Meat Company since 1993, though the roots of the business can be traced back to 1939 when it was founded by none other than Bob Hope and his brother Fred. Today, the company process beef, pork, lamb, veal, poultry and seafood for corporate clients.
“Several years ago I bought the small retail grocery store located one foot away from United’s building,” says Scott. “Last December it became vacant for the first time, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect for a small retail meat market.”
Originally, Scott planned the space to be more of a grocery store, but since launching it has quickly evolved into more of a prepared foods concept where fish sandwiches are now a daily staple in addition to the over 2100 types of meat and seafood items for sale.
“Considering we have been open only three months, business has been extremely well received by all,” said Scott.
Oak Street Meats and Seafood is open Tuesday through Friday 11am to 7pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm.
More information can be found online at www.unitedprovisionmeatcompany.com.