La Gourmandine will take over the former Penn Avenue Fish spot on Forbes Avenue
Marty’s Market in the Strip District announced on Facebook that it has closed.
“We have had to make the extremely difficult decision to close our doors,” reads the post. “All of us at Marty’s Market would like to thank the Pittsburgh community and our wonderful customers, farmers and vendors for an amazing 3 ½ years!”
A year after Right By Nature market closed in 2011, Regina Koetters took over the 10,000-square-foot space to open a specialty market, coffee bar and breakfast and lunch spot. The shop also housed an ambitious butcher shop, and carried sustainable seafood, local eggs, cheese, yogurt and organic products.
Though the number of Strip District residences have increased, for many shoppers, it remained a destination store, which led to inconsistent sales and high staff turnover. By July, Marty’s had landed a liquor license, which allowed the market to house a bottle shop section and a bar program. Dinner hours rolled out in the late summer, Wednesday through Saturday nights.
Ms. Koetters could not be reached for comment.
Melissa McCart: 412-263-1198 or on Twitter @melissamccart