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The fate of Salt Wine Bar?

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CravinMaven Sep 12, 2010 06:53 PM

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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    acd123 RE: CravinMaven Sep 12, 2010 07:58 PM

    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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      chowspotting RE: acd123 Sep 12, 2010 08:30 PM

      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...

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        jlunar RE: chowspotting Sep 13, 2010 06:30 AM

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

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      cutehinano RE: CravinMaven Sep 13, 2010 04:36 PM

      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.

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        cutehinano RE: CravinMaven Sep 14, 2010 06:16 PM

        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!

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