Thursday, March 03, 2016

Five Seventy Market in Boston's South End Closed; Status Uncertain

A grocery store in the South End of Boston that has been in business for approximately a decade is closed, and it looks like health-related issues may be the cause.

According to several sources, the Five Seventy Market on Tremont Street is shuttered with flowers hanging from the door, and a post on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page shows a Twitter post from reporter @FriasJ88 saying that the shop is closed because of the health of the owner, according to neighbors. The exact status of the market is not known at this point in time; as soon as we get more information, we will post an update here.

The Five Seventy Market offers groceries and produce along with sandwiches, breakfast items, coffee, and more.

The address for the Five Seventy Market is 570 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118.

[March 15 update: Another Twitter post from @FriasJ88 states that Five Seventy Market owner Allen Seletsky has passed away.]

[July 22 update: The Boston Globe reports that Five Seventy Market remains shut down, and that Allen Seletsky's family wishes to lease it only to someone who will open another neighborhood market which is community-oriented.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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Blogger cak said...

Not for nothing, but at a glance the headline makes it seem like the store was closed by the Health department. Perhaps "Owners' health issues" or something similar may work better/be less misleading.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Edited, thanks. And yes, the headline wasn't quite clear enough initially.

3:48 PM  

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