A well-loved, iconic independent grocer and market on James Street North is closing its doors after 40 years in Hamilton.
The Lighthouse Fish Market has been located at 219 James Street North since the mid-1980s, and in the midst of so much change on the street, it’s notable for being one of the enduring remnants of a time before.
After 40nyears Lighthouse is closing its doors in April. A downtown staple for fresh produce and overseas goods + fish and deli. It will be a huge loss to James St N and #HamOnt pic.twitter.com/rrbvnsadRs— Karl Andrus (@karl_andrus) January 31, 2024
Fresh produce, meats, plants, specialty items, a hot counter, and much more are staples at this family-owned Portuguese market, which went up for sale back in 2019.
Now, 5 years later, hand-drawn signs adorn the inside of The Lighthouse explaining that this James North fixture is finally bidding farewell this April.
Though the news of The Lighthouse Fish Market’s forthcoming closure is certainly sad, it will surely leave behind decades of memories for many generations of Hamiltonians who have shopped there loyally for years.
Visit The Lighthouse Market before they officially close at 219 James Street North.
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