Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Butcherie in Brookline Temporarily Closed After Two-Alarm Fire

A kosher grocery store that has been in business for decades is closed for the time being after being hit by a fire.

The Boston Globe is reporting that The Butcherie in Brookline suffered upwards of half a million dollars in damage from a two-alarm blaze Tuesday afternoon that started in a storage area out back and quickly spread. The article says that the Harvard Street shop has extensive smoke damage and that it won't be able to reopen until health inspectors give the green light to the place.

The Butcherie, which first opened back in 1972, is one of the few family-owner kosher supermarkets in the Greater Boston area.

The address for The Butcherie is 428 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA. 02446. Its website can be found at

[July 22 update: A message sent from BostonZest (and confirmed on the market's website) indicates that The Butcherie hopes to open in the next two to three weeks.]

[September 3 update: Universal Hub mentions that The Butcherie--which is now operating out of the former Rubin's spot down the street--plans to move back into its space on Wednesday.]

[September 12 update: A check on the place indicates that The Butcherie is open once again.]

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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]