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Your Opinion: Tribute to Weber’s

Your Opinion: Tribute to Weber’s

January 9th, 2019 in Opinion

Ed Clausen


Dear Editor:

After 35 years in business, Weber’s Meat Market on Missouri Boulevard has closed. The business and, in particular, Roger Weber, brighten the lives of many in Jefferson City. I challenge anyone to find a true old-time meat market in Missouri that rivals Weber’s. People from all walks of life have bought meats from prime steaks, hamburgers, jerky, cowboy ribeyes, bacon, ox tails, goat meat, pannhaas, standing rib roasts to pork steaks at Weber’s. It didn’t matter your income or where you lived in Cole County, if you had a special occasion for your family or friends, many went to Weber’s. There was never a Wednesday night before Thanksgiving that Roger didn’t have to call to remind people, after normal closing time, to pick up their fresh turkey. Customer service was the store’s hallmark.

When you walked in the door, you could smell that you were in a meat market. If you looked behind the counter though, the processing areas were as clean as an operating room. Weber’s was committed to providing healthy, affordable food for its valued customers.

Weber’s was open six days a week. Roger and/or his sister Rosemary were there 99 percent of the time. Weber’s was the place you would go if you couldn’t get it anywhere else. If you wanted to buy meat from a person who could talk as long as you want to about it, where it came from, what made it better or worse, how it was cut, etc., Roger was the man. Weber’s is not known outside of Central Missouri as well as Central Dairy, but many went out of their way to stop in Jefferson City to buy meat at Weber’s.

Rosemary and Roger, Weber’s Meat Market and you, will be missed by many. Thank you for all you have done to make Jefferson City a better place to live (and eat!). Good luck and godspeed.