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Marlon's Meats has a new location

For all of you suggesting on other posts that they have made a midnight dash and disappeared, might I suggest to you all to walk down the street to the former Alex Farms Cheese store. You will then find out that Marlon has taken over the cheese store and moved his butcher shop into the same space. I'm told the difference in rent made the deal a no brainer.

So for all of you conspiracy theorists, just walk down the street! No one is hiding!

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  1. Time for me to retire my tin foil hat I guess....

    P.S I think it's Marlon's meats BTW

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    1. re: petek

      Don't get rid of the hat! You never know......aliens may arrive and rig the election so Ford wins......then we'll all need tin hats!

    2. What posts are you talking about? There is one that says the former location had a "for lease" sign in the window, nobody said they went out of business.

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      1. re: foodyDudey

        Yeah. Most people understand that he's a scam artist. No big deal.

      2. Cool. Maybe he'll sell coupons to promote the new location.

        1. Why would anyone ever spend there money there given what we know? There are far too many honest hard working businesses to spend your money in to support a well documented scam artist.

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          1. re: JennaBean

            I have no idea what you're talking about. Can you explain?

            1. re: kwass

              They used to be called The Butchers. They sold hundred's of thousand dollars worth of "group buy" vouchers from various sites and a lot of customers were not able to redeem them. Some people said he was just incompetent, others believe it to be fraud. He was never held accountable by anyone in the end.


              1. re: ylsf

                Thanks ylsf. I wasn't aware of that.

                1. re: kwass

                  I blame him, Buytopia, TeamBuy and other sites who participated with him - for the growth and collapse of the Group Coupon Deal sites in Toronto, and maybe even North America.

                  Greed led to this bubble bursting, as there were nearly a 100 of these sites open at the peak.

            1. re: Pincus

              No. The salt wall didn't come with him.

            2. I have no intention of ever buying anything from this store. Which former Alex Farms are we talking about?

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              1. re: Herne

                The former Alex Farm Products store that was in the location that Marlons moved two!

                1. re: Herne

                  Which former Alex Farms are we talking about?

                  The one that was never busy and had a crappy selection of cheeses next to the Capital event theatre on Yonge...

                    1. re: franpelyk

                      Is Marlon's new spot open yet? Has he re-renamed it?

                      1. re: Yongeman

                        I walked by today and poked my head in. The old signage is still there, but the fridges are full of meats(and some cheeses) so it looks like it's up and running.

                        1. re: petek

                          They are going to change the name but I don't think they've picked one yet. This will be name number 3or4. I hear they are going to keep the staff from the cheese store.

                          1. re: franpelyk

                            sounds cheesy that Da Butcher is still around

                            1. re: franpelyk

                              Ha. The cheese store staff have no idea what they're in for. Why wouldn't Marlon just bring his current staff?

                              1. re: Yongeman

                                The staff from the butcher shop came with him as well. Looks like the cheese staff are going to look after their end and the meat staff, theirs.

                                1. re: franpelyk

                                  Oh, so it's a share-the-space situation? That could be REALLY interesting.

                                  1. re: Yongeman

                                    Maybe it will even be "share the coupons"

                                    1. re: foodyDudey

                                      Ha ha. Half of nothing is still nothing.

                  1. Well, it looks like there's a little 'hiding' going on. I happened to be driving down Yonge tonight and stopped to have a peek at the new place. I couldn't see well inside, but there are two windows. One was filled top to bottom with some dried pastas and the other had a neat looking black cloth shopping bag with the name, "Brooker's Natural Meats" and the slogan, "Go Naked...Eat Natural".
                    Looks llke 'The Butcher', aka 'Marlon's Meats' has morphed into 'Brooker's Natural Meats'.

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                    1. re: Yongeman

                      Brooker's Natural Meats is actually a wholesaler/supplier. I know this because I've bought from them in the past:

                      1. re: Lily80

                        That's interesting, Lily80. I went to Brooker's site and the logo is the same as the one on the bag in the window. Surprisingly, it seems like a legitimate company. I wonder how long this relationship will last...

                    2. So the latest on Marlon's move is that, yes, he is in the space formerly occupied by Alex Cheese, at Yonge and Erskine, and there is a cheese section, but he has 'apparently' bought out the cheese store, according to one of the staff with whom I spoke today. Also, the store is now sporting a big yellow sign, "Camden Market, Cheese, Meat, and More". There is even a website written on the sign: www.camdenmarket.ca . Naturally, there is no site at this web address. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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                      1. re: Yongeman

                        Let me know when you figure out what the "and More" refers to.

                        1. re: foodyDudey

                          It's open to interpretation, foody Dudey. Organic meat which is really non-organic, coupons, day-old bagels from Kiva's just up the street, sold as fresh...whatever grabs Marlon at the time, I guess.

                            1. re: pakmode

                              That he is, pakmode. I've chatted with several other butchers about him. Most of them have some pretty incriminating stories.

                        2. re: Yongeman

                          www.camdenmarket.ca seems to be still available for registration.

                          1. re: Pincus

                            Looks like you are correct. Somebody should buy it today!

                            1. re: foodyDudey

                              Ha! That would piss off Marlon, I bet. It's on his signage/awning.