Same name, same ser­vice

Alpine Observer - - News - By TATE SPI­TERI

LONG­TIME Myrtle­ford butcher Steve Dale is set to pass on his store to his son Damien.

Mr Dale is re­tir­ing and head­ing for a well-earned break after run­ning his Stan­dish Street butch­ery for 38 years.

De­spite a change in hands, lo­cals can rest easy know­ing that their favourite meats will still be cut by a Dale.

“Dad’s had some of the same cus­tomers for over 40 years,” Damien said.

“He used to work at an­other shop then they fol­lowed him here.

“We try to look after our cus­tomers and al­ways know ex­actly what they want.

“That’s why they keep com­ing back.”

Damien said he was ec­static about be­ing able to take on the fam­ily busi­ness.

“I have worked as a butcher nearly all my life and I en­joy the job and love Myrtle­ford,” he said.

“I cer­tainly want to stay here (Myrtle­ford) and the best way to do that is to stay butcher­ing and keep the busi­ness go­ing.”

Although the face at the front may be dif­fer­ent Damien said Dale Butch­ery will con­tinue to pro­vide the same great ser­vice for cus­tomers.

“For a lot of older peo­ple we de­liver them their meat and carry it into their house,” Damien said.

“It’s a small com­mu­nity so it’s im­por­tant we help each other out.

“I think the re­la­tion­ship you have with the cus­tomer is the most im­por­tant part.”

PHOTO: Tate Spi­teri

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