Catullo Prime Meats Closes Family-owned Butcher Shop

BOARDMAN – Catullo Prime Meats closed for good Saturday, the third-generation family business announced on a Facebook post.

“It’s with a heavy heart that after almost 40 years of business, that we have decided to close the doors at Catullo Prime Meats, stated the post, signed by Danny and Angelo Catullo and the family.

“Although we are sad to come to this decision based on a multitude of factors, we find solace in the pride that comes with serving this Valley and beyond for three generations with quality food and the best customer service,” the post stated.

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, the post had generated more than 200 comments from customers expressing surprise at the closing and gratitude for what one post called “the great products and service.”

In 2013, Danny Catullo expanded the butcher shop by adding online ordering and shipping prime meat nationwide. His startup plan was partially funded through the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.

Catullo subsequently established Perishable Shipping Solutions in Youngstown.

In June 2022, Perishable Shipping Solutions was acquired by Minnesota-based Lineage Logistics LLC, which has 400 storage and distribution sites in 20 countries. Local operations include fulfillment centers at 1701 Henn Parkway in Warren and 1130 Performance Place in Youngstown.

With the acquisition by Lineage Logistics, Danny Catullo exited the Perishable Shipping Solutions. He currently is vice president of e-commerce for PPX Hospitality Brands, a Boston-based management company that operates high-end steak, Italian and seafood restaurants.

Image: Danny Catullo, from Catullo Prime Meats website.

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