2009 Restaurant closings (and openings) in Toronto
2009 promises to be a bumper year for resto closings. Most of the time, however, when a restaurant closes another opens in the same space.
It is much cheaper and quicker to open a resto that is already built out, equipped and licenced than to start with raw space. Rents might be more negotiable as well. Opportunity sometimes knocks at 10 cents on the dollar!
If you know of a restaurant that appears to have closed recently please post it here. You may save a Hound a wasted trip across town or give an entrepreneurial type a heads up on an opportunity.
The ones that come to my mind at the moment are:
Ichiban (Yonge & Eg)
Mirabelle (Yonge & Hillsdale)
Cappocaccia (Yonge & Balmoral) Drove by Thursday at 6:30 pm and lights were out ,
could be holidays.
Good idea for a thread - although FWIW, there's already a thread for openings in 2009: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585682
The one problem with threads like this is that they usually get lost and forgotten if there's no posts to them in a day or two, since they quickly slip off the front page of the forum. Anyone know how to request that these threads be made sticky so they'll always be at the top?
Sunset Grill is gone at Yonge and Wellesley, and it's going to be another location of Sushi Supreme (sushisupreme.ca)...don't know when the new place is going to be finished.