By ADAM DRAPCHO, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — After three years of serving locally sourced ingredients at The Local Eatery, Kevin Halligan has broken ground on his next project, also aimed at putting local food in front of local people. Renovations have begun on the 700-square-foot space at 622 Main St., which will become Local Provisions, a butcher and seafood shop stocked predominantly, if not exclusively, with meat and raised by New Hampshire farmers, and fish caught by New England fishermen.
Halligan will operate Local Provisions with help from chef and butcher Tom Rendall, a Gilmanton native who has been working at The Local Eatery for about a year, who moved back to the Lakes Region after living in Colorado.
"This is going to be a chef-owned, chef-operated butcher shop. We're focused on giving you different cuts, recipes, know-how, expertise, and a fantastic product," said Halligan, who is targeting July 1 as the date Local Provisions will open for business.
"It's something I've been wanting to do since I opened (The Local Eatery)," Halligan said. Local Provisions, located next door to Wayfarer Coffee Roasters, will also sell some prepared items, such as stuffed fish, stuffed pork chops and marinated meats. He and Rendall also plan to add cured and dry-aged meats.
Halligan plans to utilize Local Provisions to help stock his restaurant's pantry, and isn't sure how well the offering will be received by the general public.
"I don't know what to expect," he said. "I think it's going to be busier than I think it's going to be."
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