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THE NORTH END -- Gino D'Amato has been hand cutting veal roasts and other meat at Sulmona Meat Market for the past 35 years. Like the owners of this 40-year-old market, he is from the Italian town of Sulmona. 'There aren't many of us left,'' says Frank Susi, whose father owns the shop. 'There used to be about 20 meat markets here, now it's down to two or three.' The most popular items at Sulmona's are homemade sausage and veal. Older customers -- the ones who want to see the meat they are buying and have it cut just so -- are dying off, says Susi. Their children are content to go to supermarkets. (Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter) audio: Click the play button below to hear Frank Susi and his father, Sulmona owner Domenico Susi, describe their business <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'> (Audio by Scott LaPierre, Boston.com)
The right cut
THE NORTH END -- Gino D'Amato has been hand cutting veal roasts and other meat at Sulmona Meat Market for the past 35 years. Like the owners of this 40-year-old market, he is from the Italian town of Sulmona. "There aren't many of us left,'' says Frank Susi, whose father owns the shop. "There used to be about 20 meat markets here, now it's down to two or three." The most popular items at Sulmona's are homemade sausage and veal. Older customers -- the ones who want to see the meat they are buying and have it cut just so -- are dying off, says Susi. Their children are content to go to supermarkets.

(Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)

audio: Click the play button below to hear Frank Susi and his father, Sulmona owner Domenico Susi, describe their business
(Audio by Scott LaPierre, Boston.com)