Chances are you’ve seen the big neon sign of a pig holding up a bag of money on Hastings Street. Now’s your chance to learn the story behind Save on Meats, an unlikely Vancouver icon that’s been serving up fresh cuts since 1957, and find out if the business will remain afloat.
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Save on Meats is appearing on CBC’s The Big Decision, the hit reality show that focuses on Canadian businesses working to survive in a difficult economy. The show’s investors must decide whether to step in and fund the struggling company or leave it to battle on alone.
Here’s hoping that Save on Meats gets the funding it needs. The butcher shop has been operating at the same location since 1957, offering discount cuts to hungry Vancouverites and residents of the Downtown Eastside. In the 1990s, former owner Al DesLauriers began receiving offers for the century-old building from condo developers. He refused. Continue reading:
Will Save on Meats Make the Cut?