Marczyk's used to really stand out. Their quality and selection rivaled even shops of this ilk in Chicago and NYC. Unfortunately, things have completely changed in the last couple of years. The stocking seems to be haphazard, with no rhyme or reason to it. In addition to the downgrading of their cheese section, they also decimated their olive selection and the produce is really almost nil. Yes, they have nice agreements with certain local and organic farmers, which is great, but the selection is completely erratic and the prices for what they do still have really can't compete with Whole Foods. Also, the daily soup selection used to be much more inventive and what happened to the smaller containers of the once-excellent gazpacho in the summertime? Literally everything has gone downhill, even the bread and pastry selection. I don't understand why. And let's not even talk about the wine shop! The girl in there does not know the first thing about wine. Did the Marczyks really think we wouldn't notice (Hint: Go to Above the Rim instead!)?? The meats are still decent, but when you are a purveyor of imported and specialty items, you really need to invest in a staff that knows their business. Unfortunately, between the dumbing down of your stock and the hiring of less-than-knowledgable staff, I have lost interest in Marczyk's. It can no longer call itself anything other than a neighborhood shop, bereft anything out of the ordinary and lacking in the basics.
Pros: The location is good and the meats are still high quality
Cons: Service and selection have been completely downgraded