Tim Faacks, grocery co-owner, retires

Tim Faacks, co-owner of Tim & Tom’s Speedy Market in St. Anthony Park, retired effective Jan. 31, ending a grocery career that spanned over four decades. 

Faacks was a butcher for the last 37 years and co-owner of Tim & Tom’s for the past 24 years. 

 “Although we hate to see him go, we wish Tim the best in retirement,” Tom Spreigl, Tim & Tom’s co-owner said in a press release. “The store would be nothing without his expertise and fine touch when it came to cutting meat.”

Faacks started in the meat business in 1982, learning the trade from Amos Fink. Faacks and Spreigl bought the St. Anthony Park supermarket from Schroeder Milk in 1995. For the next 23 years, Tim cut countless steaks, made tons of sausages, and chatted with thousands of people at his meat counter at the family-owned grocery store.  

Faacks expressed gratitude to his customers and employees. “It was truly a blessing to get to know you all and help with all your needs,” he said. “The people are what I will miss the most. I’m leaving the shop in good hands.” Glen Wadie has taken over as Tim & Tom’s new head butcher, Spreigl said.

A retirement party for Faacks will be held in the near future, Spreigl said. 

Tim Faacks, long-time butcher and co-owner of Tim and Tom’s Speedy Market, retired Feb. 1. Photo by Tom Spreigl.

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