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John Dewar butcher shop closed, partnered with farmstand

Above: Braised brisket, short ribs, and oxtail was the main course of a dinner at which Volante Farms and John Dewar & Co. butcher kicked off their partnership. Left: Volante Farms owners, siblings Steve Volante and Teri Boardman Volante, with head chef Todd Heberlein.
Above: Braised brisket, short ribs, and oxtail was the main course of a dinner at which Volante Farms and John Dewar & Co. butcher kicked off their partnership. Left: Volante Farms owners, siblings Steve Volante and Teri Boardman Volante, with head chef Todd Heberlein.photos by Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

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More than 100 people filled several banquet tables inside Volante Farms stand recently for a four-course meal featuring beer from Jack’s Abby Brewing and meat from John Dewar & Co. The celebration was also cause for a tinge of regret: Volante is partnering with Dewar because the butcher needs a home. The shop closed after 35 years in business.

At the end of January, Dewar & Co. shuttered its Wellesley location, almost two years after closing its flagship Newton Centre store. Named for butcher-to-the-stars, John Dewar, the shops were owned since 2006 by T.F. Kinnealey & Co. The main problem was Dewar’s location in Wellesley, near a Roche Bros. market and a Whole Foods Market. Customers are juggling demands on their time. They prefer one-stop shopping.

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