Artisan butcher and sandwich shop The Butcher & Larder has been temporarily closed by the city. DNAinfo reports that the reasons for the closing include no business license and unresolved debt with the city and it's not food related in any way.
"We followed the channels the city told us to and hit a few snags," owner Rob Levitt says. "There was some debt we didn't know about and we are working on getting it all figured out and paid." He hopes to be open again before the weekend and the store is still taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys through Saturday.
The crew at The Butcher & Larder is at the store and working to maintain their production schedule, "going over some holiday ideas," as well as "toying with some special projects" (including a proposed Sriracha sausage). Levitt said that "the biggest bummer is not being able to help our wonderful customers." He's been leaving the door unlocked "in case anyone wants to ask us questions about what is going on."
"It's tough being a small business owner," he says. "We know now to dot all our I's and cross all our T's and triple check everything to avoid this kind of situation."
· Butcher & Larder Shut Down by City for Lack of Business License [DNAinfo]
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