Discover the History of Our Butcher Shop
Since 1967, The Butcher’s Block has been sourcing specialty meat in Sarasota, Florida. Over the past five decades, we have evolved from a neighborhood butcher shop to a full gourmet market with a wide variety of high-quality products.
The Butcher’s Block was established when Stan McGowan moved from Clarksville, Ohio, to Sarasota, Florida. He opened the original shop on Siesta Key. In 1977, he moved to our current location, where we continue to provide quality meats and ingredients.
Stan’s son, Scott, purchased the business from his father in 2014 with the commitment to continue providing quality products and excellent customer service.
Continuing the Legacy
Scott McGowan was born to be a butcher. He is the third generation of butchers in the McGowan clan. Both his father and grandfather were butchers.
At the young age of 13, he started at The Butcher’s Block learning the trade from the ground up, washing all the equipment, learning how to grind beef into hamburgers, and mixing and stuffing sausages.
He also honed his knife skills, made prepared foods, and learned the world of wine.
Nine years later, after becoming the new leader, Scott continued his father’s legacy and grew the business by adding the Big Green Egg brand. He is a platinum dealer for the new brand and is fully stocked with eggs, tables, and accessories.
He continues to incorporate his philosophy, “We only bring in the best quality products available to make your meals special,” in providing excellent customer service.
We only carry the best quality products to make your meals special and provide the best customer service to make every Butcher’s Block experience memorable.
“Butcher’s Block is a family business - our staff and our customers are our family, and they will always be!” – Scott McGowan
Reach Out to Us Today
We always strive to provide high-quality meat and ingredients through our specialty shop. Get in touch with our staff members at The Butcher’s Block to learn more about our products.