A few weeks we posted a video on Moriarty Meats – a tailored whole animal butchery. At the time, we talked about the artisan culinary outfit as being a staple West Side business. But we recently learned that owners Tom and Caitlin Moriarty would soon be on the move. It turns out that they couldn’t pass up purchasing a building that had come up on the market – 1652 Elmwood Avenue, former home to Vino’s Restaurant. The move was decided upon as a way to add some convenience to the Moriarty’s lives, while offering the ability to expand down the road.
“Our goal has always been to own and to live above the shop,” said Caitlin Moriarty. “So this opportunity was really exciting for those reasons. We’ve just had two one year leases on Grant Street so we look forward to really building roots here for the future.”
While this is a bummer for Grant Street, which seems perfectly positioned for an artisan butchery, you just can’t beat the Elmwood location when it comes to conveniently offering products for North Buffalo and the Elmwood Village. Then there’s the opportunity to further their vision.
“As far as the business, we hope to expand our workshop offerings and will have a commercial kitchen to do more with prepared foods. We are building out a new shop on the first floor. We have a lot of ideas but are focused on getting the shop up and running and will expand from there!”
As for the timeline, Caitlin mentioned, “We don’t have a hard date yet but are hoping to open in early 2020 – our lease on Grant ends at the end of the year.”