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Notice the marked deterioration of East Village Cheese?

Lady Grey | Jun 15, 201401:21 PM     52

I started going to EVC (Third Avenue near 10th) years ago. It was touted as a godsend for cheeses that were maybe not up to the high standards of Murray, but vastly cheaper, along with deli meats, preserves, pate, and a whole range of other things. At some point the owners aged out and sold the place to one of their workers, and it slowly began going downhill.

They started closing slightly early, because I suppose the staff couldn't wait to get out (which is infuriating if you've rushed down to get in under the wire). Their front shelves were often bare, I suppose because they didn't bother to keep them stocked, although they had the items in the back. Most of them don't speak enough English to answer questions. And, above all, more often their items have also aged out, so that you find that the cheese you bought is inedible.

Has anyone else noticed this? Are there other inexpensive resources with more reliable products?

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