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The fate of Salt Wine Bar?

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I had an amazing meal at Salt Wine Bar two weeks ago, and now I've read that it has been closed down due to a moratorium on new restaurants on Ossington. Any news on if it will be opening again?

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  1. My understanding is that it was the last place to get a permit before the by-law was passed. They couldn't have opened otherwise. I think they closed for another reason but not sure what it was.

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    1. re: acd123

      Your understanting is wrong Amy Pataki did a revew on them a week or so ago and they admitted in the newspaper that they were breaking the law by serving food and liquor without the proper licence... ie NO liquor licence and where only licenced to sell takeout food.

      I am sure the poop hit the fan in the licence office when the story appeared in the paper and that they were promptly stut down.

      Problem is once you break the liquor laws it becomes harder to actually get a licence. The locals and government will use them as an example of the "lawbreakers" that ossington is attracting and use it as an excuse to not give others a licence..

      Bad move all around...

      1. re: chowspotting

        gah noo....! didn't get a chance to go yet...

    2. I thought they were still open but not allowed to serve liquor. Are they for sure closed? I was hoping to go for dinner this week.

      1. I just spoke to them tonight and they said that they are still open - just no liquor. Good to know as I was hoping to go tomorrow night!