Owner. Master Butcher.
Raymond Turkas Jr. is the owner of Strip District Meats and also the senior butcher of the cutting room. Ray began working at the store over 50 years ago when the store, owned by his parents, focused on poultry and was originally located in McKees Rocks. It was Raymond, who expanded the store to sell pork and beef many years ago, as it moved to its current location in the Strip District. Raymond attended Carnegie Mellon University as an art major after high school, his love of art and his passion for creativity are evident in his work with meat today. Over the past few years, Ray has really expanded the exotic meats sold at Strip District Meats. Many people are interested in trying and preparing new types of animal protein, and Ray recognizes that interest. You can find anything from rattlesnake meat to ostrich in stock at Strip District Meats. As a local resident, Ray Jr. enjoys dining at the many new restaurants in the city of Pittsburgh. When Ray isn’t at work, he enjoys relaxing on lake Edinboro.