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berbere Oct 9, 2007 05:10 PM

I was driving along Eglinton West last week when I noticed a "For Sale" sign on the window of Boujadi restaurant - or at least I think it was Boujadi - was I imagining this or are the owners really looking to sell the resto? Does anyone know or has anyone been there recently?

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    Yongeman Oct 10, 2007 05:43 AM

    I drove past this morning, and there was no 'for sale' sign in the window. A framing store, 2 doors west had a 'for lease' sign. Maybe that's what you saw, berbere.

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      ekammin Oct 10, 2007 02:37 PM

      Thanks for the detective work, Yongeman. It's good to know Boujadi is still there.

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        berbere Oct 10, 2007 05:57 PM

        thanks, what a relief!

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          deblite_2000 Oct 19, 2007 11:04 PM

          Boujadi is closed as off September

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            berbere Oct 20, 2007 09:29 AM

            can you provide details? closed for good or for renos... may I ask what your source is for this info?

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              foodyDudey Oct 20, 2007 01:09 PM

              Go here http://www.boujadi.com/index.html and call the number, you will get a voice mail which says "they won't be open for sometime" whatever that means.

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                EPIcureanTO Oct 21, 2007 08:48 AM

                Just called the number-& FD is correct-I hope nothing bad has happened to the chef/owner..

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                  Yongeman Nov 22, 2007 12:58 PM

                  As usual, I drove to work past Boujadi. Yesterday, I noticed a "Business For Sale" sign in the window.

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                    Jean Georges Nov 22, 2007 02:06 PM

                    Oddly, as of one week ago, the tables are all set as they would normally be. It's as if they left the restaurant one evening expecting to reopen the next day.

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                      embee Nov 23, 2007 07:15 AM

                      Perhaps there was a family or health issue.

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                        EPIcureanTO Nov 23, 2007 10:38 AM

                        Yes- that's what we saw last Sunday- no "business for sale sign"- and as you say Jean Georges, everything is set up, but no one's in the kitchen.

                        Think I'll ask around and see if anyone's heard anything.

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          jaxson Dec 17, 2007 01:43 PM

          So? Has anyone heard anymore about Boujadi? There is a "Buiness for Sale" sign in the window and the message does say "we are closed for some time". Does anyone know if in fact they are going to reopen? I hope so!

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            embee Dec 18, 2007 10:59 AM

            It seems unlikely that they would be reopening. I don't have any inside info, but the sequence of events suggests that it might be an illness or exhaustion issue.

            Does anyone know of any other good Moroccan food in central Toronto? All I can think of are Cafe Maroc on front (a horrible tourist trap) and Djerba Ladouce on Danforth (great food, but very quirky and not really Moroccan).

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              Yongeman Dec 18, 2007 02:19 PM

              Hey embee--do you know King Falafel at Bathurst and Eglinton? I know that the family who runs it is Moroccan. In addition to falafel, shawarma etc., they have a lentil (?) soup and apparently make couscous once a week. I haven't tried these dishes, but you may want to check it out.

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                EPIcureanTO Dec 20, 2007 09:13 PM

                Well I went by Qi Foods next door and they said "retirement".

                Not sure if it was a choice or not..

            2. deblite_2000 Mar 28, 2008 05:29 PM

              This was posted in Now magazine

              After a successful 13 year run — first at Eglinton and Mt. Pleasant, than later over on Eglinton west of Bathurst — Boujadi, Toronto’s only Morrocan restaurant, has called it a day. To say goodbye, owner/chef Charles Obadia has just posted the following message in the front window of his popular eatery.

              “Boujadi is now officially closed due to retirement. I want to thank everyone who came to share our cuisine and atmosphere. Your compliments and good word of mouth I will miss enormously. The humming, the buzzing and the laughs of a satisfied crowd.

              From Charles, Dahlia and the family…

              So…Long…”

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                ekammin Mar 28, 2008 06:18 PM

                You would think that Now could spell "Moroccan" correctly.

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                  EPIcureanTO Apr 10, 2008 12:39 PM

                  thanks deblite, the sign is gone now and the as it seems the pic I took of the sign was removed from this thread..

                  goodbye boujadi!

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