Mikulin Honors Local Meat Shop

Assemblyman John Mikulin (R,C-Bethpage) honored a local business this week as they closed their doors for the last time. Swan Prime Meats and Italian Specialties was presented with an Assembly Proclamation by the assemblyman for their decades of distinguished service to the Bethpage community and greater Nassau County as they served their last customers the last week of July, having decided to close after 50 years in business.

“Swam Prime Meats has been a community staple throughout my life, and the lives of so many others. But really it is the story of its owner Tony Lagana, who has built the American Dream here in his business that is so inspiring to us all,” said Mikulin. “We deeply appreciate Tony’s service to the community, his hard work and perseverance in business, and his dedication to providing customers with the best – not just in products like meat and Italian imports, but also customer service. Like so many families across the community, my own family has been patrons of Swan Prime Meats my entire life, since I was born. Tony has watched generations of us grow up. We will miss the establishment greatly but miss Tony’s influence most of all.”

Starting the business at the Nassau Farmers Market in Bethpage many years ago, Tony Lagana built up the business and his loyal customer base until he was able to move into the Wantagh Avenue location. Over five decades he strove for excellence and was well known for his expertise in meat as well as ensuring customer satisfaction. The business will formally close on July 31, 2022.

Assemblyman Mikulin represents the parts of East Meadow, Bethpage, Levittown, Island Trees, Massapequa, North Massapequa, Plainedge, Seaford, South Farmingdale, Uniondale, Wantagh, Westbury (Salisbury) consisting of parts of Nassau County.