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2009 Restaurant closings (and openings) in Toronto

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garlicandwingnut Jan 19, 2009 06:31 AM

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:
Boba (2008)
Ichiban (Yonge & Eg)
Mirabelle (Yonge & Hillsdale)
Cappocaccia (Yonge & Balmoral) Drove by Thursday at 6:30 pm and lights were out ,
could be holidays.

  1. foodyDudey Jan 19, 2009 06:47 AM

    There is a pretty up to date list of closed restaurants (and other stores) here:

    http://www.blogto.com/deadpool/

    They posted that Kubo Radio was closing in early December.

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    1. re: foodyDudey
      estufarian Jan 19, 2009 07:30 AM

      While it's an interesting site - can't find any 2009 closings there (but fair enough on Kubo Radio).

    2. estufarian Jan 19, 2009 07:33 AM

      Closed: Eggstacy on Bay St (N of Bloor) - to be replaced by another Sushi restaurant.

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        bluedog Jan 19, 2009 07:48 AM

        Capocaccia is NOT closed. I just spoke to them.

        I like the idea of this list, but if we could limit it to confirmed kills it would be more useful. Furthermore, it won't harm the business of places that are actually still open.

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        1. re: bluedog
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          garlicandwingnut Jan 19, 2009 08:47 AM

          Fair enough.
          Because I could not confirm I suggested it might be closed for holidays.
          I am delighted all is well there.

        2. gregclow Jan 19, 2009 08:52 AM

          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?

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            visualhornet Jan 19, 2009 12:23 PM

            Opening -Reggies Sandwiches beside craft burger anyone know anything about this place?

            1. re: visualhornet
              OnDaGo Jan 19, 2009 12:38 PM

              Craft Burger just opened a new location on Yonge and Cumberland

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            canadianbeaver Jan 19, 2009 12:26 PM

            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.

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