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Sanagan’s Meat Locker to move down the street to European Quality Meats’ old space

The future home of Sanagan’s Meat Locker (Image: Josh Evnin(

In a long and lyrical blog post, Kensington Market’s favourite hipster butcher Peter Sanagan announced that he’s moving his burgeoning shop a few doors down to 206 176 Baldwin, the location that housed European Quality Meats and Sausages for over five decades until it closed in April. The new space is more than 10 times bigger and includes a kitchen, which will allow Sanagan to start making and selling prepared foods ranging from terrines and rillettes to stocks and soups. He’s also promising “the amazingest new sandwich counter in the city.” According to a story by Corey Mintz in the Star, at least one larger meat purveyor was interested in the space, but Essence of Life Natural Foods owner Frank Lu, who bought the building, wanted a tenant who’d support naturally raised meat from local farms. Oh, and to those worrying the move to new, roomier digs would mean the end of his personal, friendly service, Sanagan pledges that the music will remain “deadly.” Read the entire story [Sanagan’s Meat Blogger] »