After a full week of closure due to COVID, we are thrilled to announce the shop will reopen with regular hours Friday, January 14th. To our relief, our staff who tested positive for COVID have recovered in isolation and have now tested negative. In addition, our staff who had close contact with these individuals have quarantined and have negative COVID tests as well.

We are reopening with full confidence that we can serve you safely. All employees returning to the shop have negative COVID tests. We are following the City of Berkeley revised guidelines for isolation and quarantine. These guidelines are based on the California state guidelines for isolation and quarantine, last updated January 8th, 2022.

We’ll be open for full service on Friday with regular hours and our typical offerings:

  • Fresh, locally sourced sustainable meats
  • Sausages
  • Charcuterie
  • Sandos
  • Stocks
  • Cookies, drinks, beef jerky, FIDO’s food, and more!

Thank you, and see you soon!

Scott Miller
General Manager
The Local Butcher Shop


Shop closed while our team is tested for COVID

Dear friends & customers,

Today we received confirmation that one of our team members tested positive for COVID. While we follow all CDC guidelines while working with each other and serving our customers, we feel it is in the best interest of you and our team to close the shop until our entire staff is tested. 

We learned of the positive COVID test at 12:10pm Thursday, January 6th. The last time this employee was in the shop was Friday evening, December 31st.

At this time we do not have a set date for re-opening. This will depend on how quickly we receive test results and how many team members are impacted.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience. We love what we do and the people who come to our shop, and we can’t wait to get back to it!

If you have an order you were expecting to pickup, you should have received a call about canceling or rescheduling as we cannot engage in any sales or customer interactions at this time.

If you have any questions, you may email us at or

We promise to keep you posted on our reopening plans through InstagramFacebook and our

Thank you, stay well, and see you soon!

Scott Miller
General Manager
The Local Butcher Shop