It was the first “Australian-style” place I visited after moving here to New York on a day of weakness, in search of a pie. The Tuck Shop on 1st Avenue is shutting its doors next Tuesday, September 25, and they've asked for one last favor (in addition to getting in there before they close for one last bite).
All the usual reasons can be cited but rising costs in general are behind this difficult decision. After 13 years in business I am tired of the struggle to keep a small business afloat in NYC.
My chief concern is finding jobs for my excellent kitchen team who have been with me for many many years including our head chef Pedro who has been with Tuck Shop since the very start, sous chef Juan (9 years) and prep cook Andras (7 years). They're a wonderful team so if anybody out there has a job for any of them please email [email protected].
I'd also like to thank all the folks who have worked for Tuck Shop over the years. I've made some lifelong friends and had lots of laughs with the staff. I wish you all well in your endeavors.
Finally I'd like to thank all the customers and regulars who supported Tuck Shop since 2005. I really appreciate what you've all done for me and my staff. You've allowed us to prosper, fed our families and paid our rents. We really appreciate it. Please come by the stores and say goodbye as we will miss you all greatly.
Niall and the whole Tuck Shop family!
So, if you can do anything to help the awesome team, be sure to reach out directly to them! Their final day of business is Tuesday, September 25.
We'll miss you pies and sausage rolls. Best of luck in the future!