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Martyn George Is Closing Down, Hosting Sale

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jul 8, 2013 3:50PM

The interior of Martyn George.

Martyn George, the fabulous West Side culinary antique store that is the source for some of our most treasured kitchen goods, is closing its doors. Before they go, they're hosting a great storewide sale. If you haven't been, now's the (only) time.

Martyn George, named after owner Johanna Lowe's father, opened in June of 2012. The shop, which looks like the inside of your dream dining room, featured antique dishes, pots, crystal, flatware and signs. It is a very dangerous place if you love beautiful culinary objects.

Lowe sent an email to her regular customers on Saturday announcing the closing. The last day of operation will be on July 21st. Despite plenty of press, including a mention in Food and Wine Magazine, Lowe has decided to close. The sale? Lowe promised "crazy discounts" of 25-75% off, including discounts on some of the store's furniture.

According to Lowe, customers will still be able to get a taste of Martyn George after the 21st.

Martyn George will still exist. Once the brick and mortar is closed, the website will begin to expand and pop-ups will take place around the city, so don't think I'm disappearing completely. And of course, if you are looking for anything in particular, send me an email. I just got lucky this weekend and found a piece that a customer requested almost a year ago!

Lowe's email, if you want to request a piece, is The store is open on weekends, so you have four more days to shop.

Martyn George is located at 1855 W. Grand Avenue.