The Market & Gig's butcher shop
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. This is an actual market.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. In real life, this is called McCusker's Market, and you'll find it at at 3 State Street, in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
That's at the northwest corner of State Street & Clement
Street. The market takes its name from its former owner, Mike McCusker.
The Market is one of the three Dexter filming locations located on the west side of the river / bridge, on State Street (The other two being the Iron Lake Police station. and the Iron Lake Tavern. (The remaining locations are located on Bridge Street, on the east side of the bridge.)
If you're driving west across the bridge,
when you exit the bridge, you will find yourself on State Street,
which runs north-south. The market is just 80 feet to your left
(south), on the west side of the street.
Here is a Google StreetView of the market:
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
Among the various local newspaper articles I read while the series was
being filmed was one photo essay that included a shot of the market with
its name, McCusker's Market, clearly visible. So I made a note of
it, and then compared a StreetView of the market with what I saw in the
episode when Dexter stopped to talk to Ramon, and it perfectly matched.
In that article, or perhaps
another, it was mentioned that they also filmed behind the market, and
that they had brought in a lot of fake snow for that shoot. So when
Dexter walked behind the market, I knew he was heading to another scene,
and that it would include snow. Which it did. (But I didn't expect the
pooled blood or the butchered pigs.) I double-checked the location by
at aerial photos that confirmed the same bridge-like walkway behind the
store, which can be seen in the background of those butcher scenes.
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