Owned by Pedro Vitor and his wife Daniela Costa Vitor, Don Pedro Meats and Market is bustling butcher shop and grocery on Castor Avenue in the Oxford Circle section of northeast Philadelphia. The store caters to the local Brazilian, Dominican and Columbian community, offering a wide variety of high quality meat products, sausage made on site, homemade jams, salsas, fresh produce, and more. An expert at his trade, Pedro has been in the butchering and retail food business for more than 20 years, when he immigrated to America from Portugal.

Recently, Don Pedro purchased three new trucks and created a wholesale arm of the business which supplies local restaurants and markets including Junior’s Meat Market in Reading, PA and Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. This new business line has helped Don Pedro double their revenues.

In the spring of 2017, Don Pedro began a physical expansion of the company’s operations to more than double the amount of square footage in a new facility across the street from the existing market. PIDC was able to help Pedro in this expansion by refinancing some high-interest debt and helping to fund the fit out and construction of this new community serving market.