Ronnie’s Meats


1429 Gratiot
Detroit, MI 48207
Michigan / Wayne

In 1966, the Gratiot Central Market burnt down following an electrical fire and many vendors chose to retire, leaving an opportunity for new businesses to fill the vacancies. Ronnie and Rosemary Bedway believed their experience in the grocery industry as well as the need for quality meat in the city were the key ingredients to their success.

Ronnie grew up working in the Gratiot Central Market with his father as a child and provided for his mother and brother as a young adult following his father’s death. More recently, Ronnie had been working as a butcher at a local supermarket chain. Rosemary previously worked in her family’s grocery business in Detroit’s historic Black Bottom. The young couple wanted to work towards a better life for their young family. With a knife, butcher block, and borrowed inventory and change, the young couple began their venture on October 31, 1967.

Through a commitment to quality, affordability, service, and community, the business grew over time and gained loyal customers. Today, three generations of the Bedway family work at the store, serving multiple generations of Detroiters. Those continued relationships are only possible through constant attention to detail and client satisfaction.

We remain committed to those founding principles and we look forward to playing our part in Detroit’s future in the years to come.


  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Pork