March 15th, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Don't Cry for Me, Argentina

Photo: Suzanne Loudermilk

Max's Empanadas won't go quietly into the night. Owner Max Gonzalez is saying goodbye to customers with a party next Friday, March 22, from 6-9 p.m.

He'll be popping Champagne while selling the last of his empanadas and bottles of wine from the Little Italy storefront. He wants the last day to be a celebration.

But that's not the end of Max's Empanadas, Max said. The wholesale end of the business is doing well with his products in area stores, including Eddie's, Milk & Honey, and Whole Foods. He'll also be selling his Argentine turnovers at area farmers' markets like Waverly and Bel Air, as well as being involved in catering.

The store will be open for another week, but check Max's Facebook page for the hours, subject to change, and other updates.

He's unaware of any plans for the store on High Street. Before he opened in early 2010, the shop housed Il Scalino, the delicatessen offshoot of La Scala Ristorante.

Max is upbeat about the future. When I stopped by today, he said, "I may do a new storefront in the future."

Until then, it looks like we'll still be able to enjoy Max's Empanadas. 

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