Well the weather is officially deep summer and lovely! And along with that lovely weather if you have felt the winds of change blowing you are quite right!
Peter and I have sold the Market! The purchasers, Kevin Coughlin and Matt McCarthy, are everything that we had hoped we would find in a buyer. The official date of transfer is July 30th so our last open day will be Wednesday July 29th.
Kevin and Matt are real fans of the market and have told us some about their plans although I expect there will be many pleasant surprises as well! First off, they have every intention of keeping it The Uncommon Market, keeping the deli up and running with breakfast, muffins, prepared foods and sandwiches largely as they are. They are committed to keeping on our fabulous staff wherever they are willing. They also intend to keep the fish counter rolling so The Uncommon Market will remain Central Vermont’s very best place to buy seafood!
Both Kevin and Matt are interested in expanding the local selection of goods available and very committed to local, organic produce so I think you’ll see that expand as well. Both of them are far more knowledgeable about craft beer than Peter or I so for those craft beer fans out there, this should be a rare treat.
Our understanding at this point is that they will be partially closing the Market for renovations (I can’t wait to see what they do!!) but intend to keep the deli running, perhaps curbside, as much as possible. They will be taking over this email, so you will hear directly from them about closures, news, new items and all the skinny!
It has been a long, wonderful, wild ride as owners of The Uncommon Market. We have loved and learned so much about our community from having this store. Our customers (yep, you all) have made this an amazing experience. You have been there through all the bumps, consistent and loyal and ever willing to try new things. Thank you! You made it all possible. You have our deepest appreciation and we hope that you will offer the same loyalty and support to Matt and Kevin.
Peter and I plan on taking an extended break (3 months! Yippee!) and then figure out our next steps. I suspect that there will be some food writing in the future and Matt and Kevin have graciously agreed to let us contact you once or twice when we have something up and rolling. We will miss you! Feel free to drop us a line or stop by before the 29th!
On to our regularly scheduled programming!
Fish orders are due by noon on Thursday. Call/email early if you want scallops or char. I’ve also had an inquiry about trout this week, so I am going to put it on the list and see if we can get enough folks interested to buy some. Minimum 1 Pound orders on all items. There will be some cod and salmon available both tomorrow and Thursday. Oysters and clams are available by the 25 count, don’t forget about the 2# bags of peeled and de-veined shrimp (great thing to keep in the freezer for a quick swanky dinner or BBQ) and there is Halibut again this week.
If you want chicken breast, chicken legs, sausage or steaks please also let us know and we will try to get that all in house as well. We will have USDA ribeye and filet mignon as well as the Northeast raised steaks and sausages we have been carrying,
Special orders are ready after 2 on Friday and any extra fish would be available in the front cooler at that point (we do not reserve this).
Fish this week:
Icelandic Arctic Char
Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea
10/20 Dry Scallops
16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
Oysters 25 ct, variety available
Clams 25 ct, count necks 2”
See you at the Store!
The Uncommon Market
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