AM-POL Eagle: Redlinski reflects on tenure as Market tenant

(By Christina M. Abt) This is the tenth in a series of articles about the Broadway Market. This week, a man whose family has enjoyed a long running relationship with the market, opening a stand there in 1947, becoming directly involved in reviving the market in the late 1960s, growing to be the 2nd highest-grossing vendor during the 1990s and closing their stand in 2002, some 55 years after they began.

At the age of 12 Mark Redlinski began working at his family’s meat market, assuming the all- important job of picking up rubber bands from the floor. At that time Redlinski’s Meats was located at the back of the Broadway Market, where it spread across stalls 38, 39 and 40. Mark’s grandfather, Paul, started the family market stand in 1947 as a means of stabilizing the family’s business. Little could he imagine that at the turn of the century, his grandson would be closing the Redlinski’s market stand as a means of again stabilizing the family’s business.

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