Growing up and having lived in the NY Metro area all my life, "Butcher Shop" to me can be three diiferent types of "meat stores".
There's the German and Polish butcher shops, of which there are several within a 1/2 hour drive, and I do go to them several times a year for Kielbasa and/or Bratwurst/Hot Dogs, etc.
Then there's the Italian Butcher shops, where I will buy Italian Sausages, Deli Meats, Rice Balls (with meat) etc.
I won't buy any of the above types of meat in a Supermarket, there are too many better (and often cheaper) options around here.
And third is the old-line Butcher Shop, for steaks, chops, etc. Those are few and far between, although there is one right here in Scotch Plains that has a statewide reputation: http://www.johnsmarket.com/
Truth be told, in the 14 years we've lived here we've only been twice. The prices are astronomical, and basically, the prime selections at Costco are just about as good, and about 1/2 the price, and I can pick out exactly what I want without wasting anyone else's time.