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KO Pies Sets a Closing Day
KO Pies — the extraordinarily well known Australian meat pie store on East Boston’s waterfront — has been slowly but surely marching toward a closing date considering that late 2018, when operator Sam Jackson declared programs to leave the metropolis, very first getting his time to consider to market to a person who may have on the organization in some way. The timeline stretched a pair added a long time, but the working day has just about arrived: Jackson has declared the restaurant’s “pie-nal countdown.” It is open this Thursday through Sunday, August 19 by means of 22, and then yet again for just one last hurrah on August 28, noon till sellout.
When Jackson is off to new adventures, the closure of KO Pies does not suggest the conclusion of the meat pies. Andrew and Greta Platt (of the Biscuit in Somerville) are opening Seabiscuit in the KO place and continuing to provide the pies alongside their own lineup of sandwiches, salads, soups, baked products, and more.
“Greta and Andrew are very professional operators and bakers,” Jackson explained to Eater previously this yr. “It usually means a whole lot to me personally understanding the product is in these types of great fingers.”
Farewell to Russo’s
More than the weekend, news swept the world wide web that beloved Watertown grocery retailer Russo’s will be closing this drop as Tony Russo retires following performing for the loved ones enterprise for more than 70 several years. (The small business alone is around a century outdated it started as a tiny Watertown farm in the early 1900s.) It is the type of retail outlet where you can find 10 different sorts of eggplant, refreshing baked products, any form of cheese you could at any time want, and much, a lot a lot more.
The Russo’s assertion reads, in component:
It has been Tony’s privilege to provide our many wholesale and retail customers for 7 decades … During the several years, Tony has worked in all regions of the retail and wholesale enterprise which includes trimming greens, driving trucks, loading and unloading trailers, putting up wholesale orders, sweeping the floor, obtaining create and overseeing the most delicate specifics of the retail retail outlet. At any time, shoppers can obtain him concerned in the shows of the fruits, veggies, flowers, bakery, deli, cheese and garden departments. His days start all around 3:30 AM and stop just after 8 PM. Tony has treasured looking at generations of families shopping together as they pick out their to start with spring vegetable vegetation, or the initial neighborhood apples of the season and as they shop for Christmas trees (with classical new music taking part in in the track record, of system).
Maintain an eye on social media for updates on an specific closing date as fall techniques.
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