St. Andrew Poultry store in Kensington shut down
St. Andrew Poultry, a Kensington Market stalwart since 1962, has suddenly shuttered. The storefront is papered up, its website deactivated, and its Facebook page has curiously been renamed St. Andrew Catering.
"Unfortunately our retail store is temporarily shut down. We'll keep you posted. Thank you so much for your support and loyalty," reads the company's latest Facebook post, though I've come to learn that "temporarily" is often industry-speak for dunzo.
Per Facebook comments, at least one loyal customer was left in the lurch when they went to pick up their pre-ordered Thanksgiving turkey only to find the doors locked with no notice.
The only extension still operational on the company directory is the catering department, and the voice who picks up is reluctant to comment on the reasons for the closure, or the unfortunate pre-Thanksgiving timing.
She does confirm that the retail store and the year-old foodie bar are closed, wholesale operations are suspended, and the space is currently being used as a production kitchen for catering operations alone.
Photo by Jesse Milns
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