WORCESTER – Maker to Main, the woman-owned curated grocery store serving locally produced food at 162 Harding St., will close its door permanently on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 6 PM.
The store is open until 6 PM on Friday and Saturday, with items 25 percent off to liquidate remaining inventory.
Lynne Cheney launched the Lettuce Be Local Food Hub, the first local food hub in central Massachusetts, in 2012. She aggregated and delivered locally grown food to chefs, farm stands, stores and breweries until 2020.
With a mission to make locally sourced food accessible in Worcester, Maker to Main planned to open on March 17, 2020, when it would become the first locally sourced market in Downtown Worcester since the 1940s.
On March 10, then Governort Charlie Baker issued a state of emergency declaration in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. On the day Maker to Main was set to open, March 17, Baker issued the first restrictions on gatherings and businesses of the pandemic.
After the business survived the pandemic, Maker to Main moved to its current location at 162 Harding St., which included a grocery store, full-service deli, prepared foods and other items.
Cheney announced the closing on on Thursday via social media. Her message can be found below.
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