One of Locke Street’s most popular restaurants has announced that it has permanently closed its doors.
Mattson & Co, a beloved casual fine dining restaurant that has taken up residence along the Locke strip for years, broke the news via social media on Tuesday afternoon.
— Mattson & Co. (@MattsonAndCo) June 8, 2021
“This life changing decision was made after a re-evaluation of my journey thus far and recognizing I have so much more to experience in my life path,” wrote Mattson’s owner Ronn Mattai in a post on Instagram.
“I am eternally blessed to have met such amazing guests (aka: friends, old & new) who have supported me since my first restaurant on King William Street (The Junction Cafe & Aquarius Lounge) back in 2002.”
A Locke Street staple for years, Mattson & Co was known both for its elevated bistro fare as well as its live jazz music in an elegant-yet-relaxed restaurant setting. It’s large dining room and patio were frequently packed with local nightlife lovers.
Hundreds of Hamiltonians have already shared their bittersweet goodbyes and well-wishes on social media – a testament to how beloved Mattson & Co is as part of Hamilton’s restaurant scene.
The building at 225 Locke Street South won’t be open for long, though; already, Hamilton’s cozy British pub Ye Olde Squire is working to move right on in and open their doors as soon as possible.
Read more on the Mattson & Co website.
Lead image courtesy of @mattsonandco