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Jan 5, 2010 01:20 PM

2010 closings

Actually this may have happened in 2009 but we might as well begin a new thread....

I see that Sequel on Yonge Street has closed down the restaurant part of the operation. Apparently they will still provide catering to those that don't know any better. Ouch!

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  1. Let's hope this year is more about openings than closings. Too many decent restaurants shuttered their doors last year.

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    1. re: sloweater

      Sequel was just about the best all-round resto on that strip of Yonge St., between Lawrence Ave. and York Mills Rd., a strip dominated by more than a dozen Italian restaurants, pizza joints and snack bars. A beautifully-run place for adults to dine out. It lasted five years, and I got the feeling that the host/owner was simply burnt out and needed a change. It closed Oct. 30, with all the regulars turning out the final week for one last good, satisfying feed. Not a bad way for a locally-admired spot to go out.

    2. Not a restaurant, but a favorite of many east Scarborough/Durham Region 'hounds... Foody's gourmet bulk food store in Pickering is closing in a week. Everything is 50% off right now for those who want to stock up on sea salt :-) Just got back -- they still had their "Boxing Day 25%" sign but when you approach the place, there were photocopied "Everything 50% off" notes taped to the window. Not totally picked over yet but better go now.

      1. Same for Queen of Tarts on Roncesvalles. They have closed their retail operation to focus on catering.

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        1. re: ivxu

          Oh damn. It was never convenient to get to, so never go to check that one out...

 -- food. is. love.

          1. re: ivxu

            Catering... It's where the money is.

          2. I find it depressing that this thread was created 5 days into the year.

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            1. re: graydyn

              Yes, true enough graydyn. My hope is that it will be short lived.

            2. Marvellous Edibles on Laird is closing later this month.

              EDIT: Just noticed that someone beat me to this yesterday with a dedicated discussion thread: