The Butcher & Grocer is putting its pair of new locations on pause; Here’s what we know

Jack McLaughlin

The Butcher & Grocer’s anticipated new locations in New Albany and Shawnee Hills have been placed on hold.

“​​I strive to be very transparent about our business. This has been a very challenging year & it is with great sorrow that I must put our expansion on pause,” owner Tony Tanner said in a statement posted to The Butcher & Grocer’s social media accounts this morning. “I don’t know how long this pause will be & I’m not giving up on locating in either area.”

The popular artisan butcher shop, which also offers groceries and to-go food, currently operates its original Grandview storefront, in addition to a number of stalls in the recently-opened East Market.


In his statement, Tanner identified several reasons for the decision.

“Funding for the projects has been a challenge. Several potential investors backed out & some were unable to meet the timeline we needed for the project. I totally understand both situations.

Additionally, staffing has become an issue for us – like just about everyone else. 

Finally, revenue at both of our current locations is not meeting expectations, so my team & I need to focus on Grandview & East Market,” his statement reads.

Cleaver, a companion restaurant concept also located in Grandview, closed earlier this year as well.

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