BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A butcher shop on Buffalo's west side that sources local meat won the $10,000 grand prize from a small business pitch competition.
Moriarty Meats beat out four other small businesses that pitched live to a panel of judges for a share of $30,000 in cash prizes.
The competition was a partnership between Ureeka, an online startup development community, and Ignite Buffalo, a program established by 43North.
The four other prizes of $5,000 each were awarded to Alpine Made, Big Norwegian Kombucha, Renew Bath and Body, and Zandra Beauty.
7 Eyewitness News first interviewed Moriarty Meats in February 2018, shortly after the husband-and-wife owners Tom and Caitlin Moriarty opened up shop.
Tom described Moriarty Meats as an "Old World" kind of butcher shop that is reminiscent of European butcheries.
"There's a certain romanticism about it that we don't have here," Tom said to explain the American and European style comparison.