YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Butcher shop Catullo Prime Meats announced over the weekend that it would close its doors after almost 40 years in business.

The third-generation family business provides fresh prime meats for the community in Ohio.

“It’s with a heavy heart that after almost 40 years of business, that we have decided to close the doors at Catullo Prime Meats,” the company said in a Facebook post signed by Danny and Angelo Catullo and the family. “Although we are sad to come to this decision based on a multitude of factors, we find solace in the pride that comes with serving this Valley and beyond for three generations with quality food and the best customer service.”

Catullo added that it had more than 1,000 employees during its time who learned the value of hard work in retail and have and would go on to do other amazing things in their careers.

The butcher shop received hundreds of comments on its Facebook post, sharing the family’s sadness while expressing appreciation for the company’s service to the community.