Finest Meat on the Mississipp for Nearly 100 Years

Original Downtown Meats store
Downtown Meats 1954 staff

Downtown Meats, originally Bemidji Food Mart, was established in the early 1930s. It was a quaint little place operated by a Norwegian fella named Haaken Lovik. Here he created a local jewel of a butcher shop renowned for quality located near the head of the Mississippi.

Its name may have changed to Downtown Meats, in 1990, but the passion and quality run through it to this day with the current owner Dustin Merseth. His dedication to history and friendly customer service has fueled its growth ever since.

As the demand for the finest cuts of meat has grown, so too has Downtown Meats. Moving to the larger location in 2015 has allowed the expansion of products and services to satisfy even the most discerning pallet.

If you are looking for the finest cut, off the best animal, fed on the highest quality farms, look no further than the first butcher shop on the Mississippi.


Downtown Meats New Store

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