Long revered for its specialty German pork products such as mettwurst and cervelat, the Forest Pork Store in Ridgewood will shut down its retail business - after more than 60 years - next week.
High off the hog no more
Walter Kump, one of the store's four owners, explained that these days more than 90% of the store's business is derived from wholesale purchases, as opposed to 30 years ago when 90% of the business was retail.
"The neighborhood is changing. The number of people of German heritage coming in looking for our products is dwindling," Kump said.