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Stanley's Market has stood at 3302 Stickney Ave. between Clay and Booth Ave in the Lagrinka Polish neighborhood since the 1930's when the original "Mr. Stanley" Stanley Goscin founded the business. The Zychowicz family picked up the tradition and has since handed down the ideals of quality and customer service three generations and still owns and operates the business. Stanley's Market stands today little changed from it's beginning as a quality neighborhood grocery store and fine meats market. The traditions of quality, fine meats, full service and neighborhood pride continue into the next generation.
Mr. Stanley is not a name, it's a title. This title was bestowed on the original "Mr. Stanley" Stanley Goscin and has been passed down to Gene Zychowicz and subsequently to Gene's son Joe who runs the store and can be found behind the deli making sure that it is filled with the freshest meats, salads and Polish delicacies.
The North Toledo Taste was developed in the Polish immigrant neighborhods of Toledo in the early to mid-20th century. Formulas and tastes changed in America and Poland due to cost-cutting production and distribution methods. The tastes of the immigrant population were preserved in the small neighborhood butcher shops and family kitchens not concerned with the demands of the mass-market.
Small independent processors left the neighborhood, closing because they were unwiling to lower the quality of their offerings. Eventually they could not compete with large processors who extended lean, hand trimmed pork with cheaper, fatty trimmings, fillers, water binders, artificial casings, dried garlic powder and other flavor extracts which poorly mimicked the authentic taste the ethnic neighborhoods were known for.
Today, Stanley's Market is the sole survivor of the family-owned Polish meat markets in North Toledo. Stanley's Market proudly maintains the tradition, refusing to compromise quality. The North Toledo Taste, embodied in Stanley's Market kielbasa, consists of a hearty mouth-feel and a distinct flavor profile. The use of lean, choice, hand-trimmed pork, and a proprietary blend of fresh california garlic and spices, handed down three generations, result in unmatched aroma, eye appeal and taste. Tradition and uncompromising quality define The North Toledo Taste, which lives on Stickney Avenue!