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Staple Hungarian deli on The Main closing for good after 56 years in business

After 56 years on The Main, Charcuterie Fairmount closed its doors for good Saturday after a fire in the old smoker meant the shop needed to upgrade or shut down, owners say. 'It’s very hard,' said owner Joseph Prepszl, who opened the store after he moved to Canada from Herend, Hungary when he was 21. On the day Fairmount closed, he was 86.

Joseph Prepszl is closing the doors of Charcuterie Fairmount for goods after decades as a stable on St. Laurent Blvd. (Kelly Greig/CTV News)

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