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Charles Street Market relocating on Beacon Hill street

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  September 9, 2013 06:08 PM

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Beacon Hill’s Charles Street Market has closed its doors, but it will not to be away from the neighborhood for long.

In a notice posted on the papered windows of the market at 66 Charles Street Monday, the market’s owner apologized for the its abrupt closing, but said the shop is in the process of relocating to a new location on Charles Street.

“As a proud business owner on Beacon Hill for 26 years this is the most difficult transition we must make,” the notice read. “Unfortunately, we were unable to come to a lease agreement and it was not feasible for us to remain at this location.”

The market was almost replaced by a Capital One Bank branch last year, but neighborhood residents and businesses rallied in support of the local business, collecting hundreds of signatures on a petition and voicing their opposition to the bank at a city zoning board hearing.

“We are grateful to every one for your loyalty and support. The heart of the neighborhood truly came together to support our business these last 3 years and we will be forever grateful,” the note read.

The note did not say where the market would re-open on Charles Street, but owners “hope to share more over the next few weeks.”

In the meantime, customers are encouraged to visit the Beacon Hill Market at 55 Anderson St. The store is offering free grocery delivery.

Mailbox customers’ mail will be delivered to Charles Street Supply at 58 Charles St. until further notice.

“Please be patient over the next few weeks as we plan our move to our new address,” the letter read. “We look forward to opening our doors as soon as possible and getting back to business on Charles Street!”

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