R.I.P. Savo Jeremic

Savo Jeremic, the founder with his wife Ivanka of J,N,Z Meats on Commercial, died peacefully on July 20th at the age of 70 years. Their butchers shop has been a fixture on the Drive since 1988 and they recently took over completely refurbished quarters.

Savo was a great chess player and an avid fisherman, as well as a master butcher.

Back in 2000, Ivanka was asked why they opened a store on Commercial Drive: “Everything we do is special. Dry smoked, old fashioned. Like they do in Europe.  We used to have a beautiful store in West Vancouver, but everyone there is on a diet. Here there are working people who have to eat.”

If all they sold were black puddings and Jaffa cakes, I’d still be a regular.

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