MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Local foodies will soon have a new place to indulge in gourmet goodies.
Siegel Bros. Marketplace, an old-school, family-run business, will be having its “soft opening” on South Moger Avenue Friday, Jan. 20.
Three brothers from Fairfield and Westchester counties – Doug, David and Jeremy Nevins – and their dad, Bruce, spent two decades planning for the revival of the market 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.
Bruce, Doug and Jeremy got involved in the wine business, while David went on to study the culinary arts and to open his own restaurant.
The brothers grew up in Ridgefield, Conn., but Jeremy and his family moved to Katonah about five years ago. Doug and David still live in Connecticut but are planning to move to Westchester.
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.
The brothers get their meats from places in New York, such as grass-fed beef from At Ease Acres Farm in Berne and pasture-raised lamb and pork from Arcadian Pastures in Sloansville.
They will also have antibiotic and hormone free chickens from Free Poultry in Lancaster, Pa., and fresh seafood and shellfish.
Customers will be able to watch Myers, their butcher and fishmonger, do his thing through 6-foot-wide glass windows.
David will be manning the on-site kitchen, stirring up soups such as Nantucket fish stew and winter squash with apple and broccoli and hearty dishes such as Mary Siegel’s stuffed cabbage (meat or vegan), braised white beans with grilled yellow fin tuna, radicchio and octopus.
There’s plenty for non-carnivores, too, namely: cauliflower casserole with ritzy crumbs, quinoa tossed with pistachio pesto, and stewed roasted peppers with sherry vinegar, honey, oregano.
Lately, lots of folks have been pressing their noses against the store’s front windows to watch the brothers add the final touches to its interior.
Their large refrigerator cases have been stocked with domestic and imported charcuterie and wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano and Jarlsberg cheeses while prosciutto hangs from above.
A ribbon-cutting for the official grand opening has been set for Thursday, Feb. 2.
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