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NEWS FLASH: Another farewell letter…this time it’s Murray’s Market

After just six months in business, Murray's Market (known for its fresh meat, charcuterie, and cheeses) has closed its doors. No more meat cones (shown). Photography by Shawna Wagman

Today, chef Steve Mitton sent along the following press release to announce the closing of Murray’s Market.

After a great six months in the Byward Market, we regret to announce that Murray`s Market is closing its doors. Owners Paddy Whelan and Steve Mitton still firmly believe in sustainable living and will be upholding this tradition at Murray Street Kitchen/Wine/Charcuterie, now in its third year of business. The restaurant, located at 110 Murray Street, will continue collaborating with local suppliers including O’Brien Farms, Goldstrike Farms, Cayer Farms, Rideau Pines Farm, Bearbrook Farms, Pingue Prosciutto, Seed to Sausage, Montforte Dairy, Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, Fromagerie Presbytere, Glengarry Fine Cheese, Perth Pepper and Pestle, Mrs. McGarrigle’s Mustard, Forbes Fine Food, and many others we have had the pleasure of meeting along the way.

Unfortunately, our hard work, perseverance, and dedication to the local cause were not enough to maintain a business like Murray’s Market. We can’t thank our loyal customers enough, and want to insist that while going local wasn’t sustainable for us, it can be for you.

Many of our suppliers operate in the city, while the rest are no more than a day trip away – we have been fortunate to get to know Ottawa’s many farmers, chefs, cheesemakers, charcutiers, coffee roasters and dairies, and we strongly encourage our patrons to visit them and do the same.

We sincerely hope Ottawa will continue to support Murray Street in its dedication to eating local and living sustainably by visiting us for brunch, lunch, dinner or charcuterie, and by supporting the many other restaurants and businesses in the city with a similar initiative.

Ottawa is a unique corner of the country with a bounty of resources, cared for and distributed by extremely passionate people. Please respect and support this passion however you can – it’s what makes Canada such a great place to live.

Thanks again!

For further information, please contact:
Murray Street Restaurant,
110 Murray St.,
613-562-7244
www.murraystreet.ca

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