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Focus on: Harvey’s Market

The DC Voice salutes the small businesses in and around the District; brick and mortar, online, old and new. Today’s focus: Harvey’s Market


Harvey’s is a family-owned butcher located in Union Market at 1309 5th Street NE with locally sourced meat selling eco-friendly beef, pork, and poultry, owned by George Lezsnar 

Founder, Max Chidel opened his meat counter at stand #57 in the historic O Street Market in N.W. Washington, D.C., where they sold quality, local meats with excellent, personalized service.

TIMELINE

1931 – Market established

1954 – Max’s son Harvey joined the business and the store now had its name, Harvey’s Market.

1968 – The O Street Market closes after a devastating fire. For three years, Harvey searches for the perfect spot for his butcher shop.

1971 – He finds it inside what was then called the Union Terminal Market.  There, Harvey continued the family vision of selling quality meats with excellent service.

1978 – Marty Kaufman joins his father-in-law’s business, a butcher shop right next to Harvey’s Market.

1987 – George Lesznar, already an experienced butcher, is now married to Harvey’s daughter and he becomes part of the family business. He and Marty begin their long-running friendship.

2000 – Harvey retired.

2011 – A fire burns the Union Market, closing Harvey’s.

2012 – PRESENT – George and Marty join forces for a new beginning for Harvey’s, with a renewed focus on local meats from sustainable farms, carrying on the original vision from Max. They personally visit the farms, talk to the farmers and see the animals being raised.

Photos: Jahair Jones

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