The Former Bill the Butcher Sets Up Shop in Pike Place Market
Full service butchery BB Ranch now open.
Pike Place Market has a new full service butcher shop, courtesy of William von Schneidau. You might know him as Bill the Butcher, though von Schneidau is no longer affiliated with the local chain of meat shops that bear his name (here’s a little bit of back story).
His new endeavor, BB Ranch, is open in the Corner Market building in a location that’s no stranger to meat, having previously housed both Fero’s Meats and Crystal Meats. Name your protein, it’s probably here; the butchery carries chicken, turkey, goat, rabbit, lamb, both chicken and duck eggs, veal, pork, bacon, and even house-made jerky, marinades, and sausage. You can even come here for a Christmas goose if you are feeling Rockwellian this holiday season.
Von Schneidau says he’s "very proud to be selected to go into the market," and says the shop gave him a chance to "rekindle some of those relationships" with local farms and producers.
Per the press materials, many offerings come from local ranchers; BB Ranch’s website and its blog offer more specifics on products’ provenance. The space also has a 1920s-era meat rail in back, which means von Schneidau can hang whole animals and cut meat to order. He even has a brander bearing the BB Ranch logo that he uses to leave his mark on steaks he sells to customers.
BB Ranch is open 9 to 6 Monday through Saturday, and until 5pm on Sundays.