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Moriarty Meats owners have purchased Vino's building

The building that held Vino's Italian restaurant has been purchased by the owners of Moriarty Meats.

Thomas and Caitlin Moriarty, who run the local-focused custom butcher store at 25 Grant St., purchased the building at 1652 Elmwood Ave. the week of July 29, and will be using the second story as their residence, said Thomas Moriarty.

Besides holding some classes there, he does not currently have plans for the restaurant space where Vino’s operated, he said.

The single-story side of the building, next to the parking lot, will eventually become Moriarty Meats, he said. The timeline for that move has not been set.

The butcher shop remains open on Grant Street, Wednesday through Saturday.

After 13 years of selling meatballs and pasta con sarde to the masses, Vino’s closed in late July.

The converted tavern was operated by Kathleen and Tony Cangianiello, who got into the restaurant business there after selling used cars in a lot next door.

At Moriarty Meats, the new option is doing it the old way

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