Earlier last month, Meatpacking District meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda & Son put their 45,000-square foot space up for sale. Now the Post reports that with another company, M&W Meatpacking, leaving (its owner is retiring; gourmet grocer Dean & DeLuca may move in), there's only one location—a city-owned co-op—"in the Meatpacking District that actually houses meatpackers." LaFrieda, whose business is moving to NJ, said, "A lot of people would like to see us out of here. We don't fit no more." LaFrieda's son explains that their new, upscale neighbors, such as Eva Mendes and one of the Olsen twins, have complained about their Washington Street business and that they received nearly $85,000 in tickets during loading/unloading. Well, we guess MePa just wants the folks who were partying in Chelsea. Last fall, Serious Eats visited Pat LaFrieda Wholesale Meats, which supplies meat to a number of city establishments, including Shake Shack and Spotted Pig. .
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