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Mar 24, 2010 08:36 PM

Alimento At King St West/Brant

Does anyone know anything about the new gourmet food shop opening at the corner of King & Brant (where the Hyde House used to be)? Alimento is the name.

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    Not too much detail here,,, just a picture of the boarded up location.

    1. Curious when this is opening too...

      1. Hey - I work next door and it's been in prep mode for a few months (opening soon)... the pictures on the outside look good - might be a good lunch place at some point!

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        1. re: pralad

          I've been passing by for months and it doesn't look like anything has been happening inside. They keep the side door open and I haven't seen any activity and the room is almost completely empty except for one counter. Not sure what they're working on in there?

          1. re: ggom1

            Anyone have the scoop on this? There has still be no sign of an opening.

            1. re: Cat123

              I saw someone moving what looked like counters in there this week... I guess it might actually open someday?

                1. re: jlunar

                  I usually pass by their side windows and there is very little activity. Like, in months I've never seen anyone doing anything in there. But they are starting to put up shelves and counters, I think I saw a few get set up a couple weeks ago. Not convinced they'll ever open.

                  1. re: ggom1

                    a source close to the family whose opening it, has mentioned to me to apply for a possible pastry/chocolatier position... so if anything that's an indication that they're opening soon?!

        2. So, I don't know if it has been like this since June but I walked by today and I saw furniture in it, cash registers set up (with screen saver on LCD monitor, so, like they have been on/testing them?) and some prosciutto hanging. The furniture still has plastic on it. It looks pretty much ready to go except not much merchandise. The seating area seems to take a large portion of the space. I took a few photos and I will try to share soon. It don't understand how this place can afford to pay the rent and take over a year to get ready and still not be open! Crazy.

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          1. re: ylsf

            My thoughts too! Rent there can't be cheap!

            1. re: ylsf

              Here is a link to the pics I took the other day with my crappy camera

            2. Looks like the food shop is opening next week. I think I heard the cafe is already open. Anyone been?

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              1. re: ukers

                I was just down there and it's definitely open. They have Italian and local cheeses and meats, lots of pasta, some baked goods. It looks pretty nice, although I don't think it's fully stocked yet. There's also Bar Mozza restaurant serving pizzas, salads, prosciutto, etc.

                Here's a photo here:

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