For 35 years, Harrigan’s 100 Mile Food Market has been a mainstay of Southampton’s High Street however, as of October 31st, Harrigan’s doors will be closed.
Mary Ellen Harrigan says that it is time for retirement.
She has catered events throughout the community, provided the best deli sandwiches piled high with deli meats and has answered the needs of her loyal clientele by providing fresh baked goods and locally sourced products.
In recent years, she has also provided the hot meals for customers of Meals on Wheels and each Wednesday donates to the local Food Bank.
“There is no doubt that we will miss the store and, especially, the people – many of whom have become friends.”
Harrigan’s is slowly depleting its stock in anticipation of the closure but, according to Mary Ellen, anything left on the shelves at the end of the day will be given to the local Food Bank and the Women’s House.
She is unsure as to whether or not the family will sell building itself. “We just don’t know at this point – the thought of closing is a hard enough decision to make.”