We were saddened to learn of the closure of Peter Maturi the independent cookshop and Leeds institution that traded on Vicar Lane and began as a family business back in 1899, when Peter M trundled a barrow round the city streets. More recently they opened shops in Harrogate and Manchester all of them a treasure trove for chefs and amateurs alike. The staff were always well informed about everything from the best knives to buy to the simplest bottle opener. Victorinox knives, cakes tins, frying pan and much more kitchen gear I use every day came from Maturi’s. They claim ‘the pressures of internet shopping and business rates and rents’ meant the business had become ‘unsustainable’. Another independent shop bites the dust aka the Trinity effect?
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