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Mitzi's On College Closing

LexiFirefly Feb 22, 2012 02:51 PM

Saw a sign in the window on my was to the bus stop saying that their last day will be the 27th. Anyone have any info?

  1. justsayn Feb 22, 2012 06:36 PM

    Love the other locations but this one will be no loss for me!

    1. ingloriouseater Feb 23, 2012 03:40 AM

      Leslie sold 1/2 her interest in 'the sister' on queen west as it is now called and will be selling the remaining interest later this year.

      i will get more info and report back

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      1. re: ingloriouseater
        LexiFirefly Feb 23, 2012 04:27 AM

        I thought she sold more than that. I just find it odd she wouldn't want one more busy season. If this weather keeps up it'll be patio weather soon, which really is the only reason to go to that location IMHO.

        1. re: LexiFirefly
          ingloriouseater Feb 23, 2012 06:31 AM

          the sister isn't completely transitioned yet, she is still the boh, the partner is the foh. as i said that is changing, but not completed.

          the sister hasn't been busy since the change

          1. re: ingloriouseater
            justsayn Feb 23, 2012 11:55 AM

            I have been to The Sister twice in the past two weeks when it was packed!

            1. re: justsayn
              ingloriouseater Feb 24, 2012 03:04 AM

              i wonder what the occasion was...i've been a half dozen times since the change and it has been dead-as it is everyday when i walk by, i've talked to tracey (bartender) and she agrees that it is much slower than it used to be.

              1. re: ingloriouseater
                justsayn Feb 24, 2012 05:33 AM

                Brunch last weekend and there was no occassion, just filled tables. I hadn't seen it that busy for quite a while. We had to sit by the stage. Then 2 weeks previous for dinner where again every table was taken and turning over.

                1. re: justsayn
                  justsayn Mar 4, 2012 09:08 PM

                  The Sister was packed for brunch again today, although no line ups. Love those pancakes!

                  Meanwhile, is it true that the Drake got its hands on the now defunct Mitzi's???

        2. re: ingloriouseater
          kwass Feb 23, 2012 11:32 AM

          So disappointed. I love Mitzi's on College

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          LexiFirefly Feb 24, 2012 05:07 AM

          I'm just scared that I'll never get a seat for brunch again in that neighbourhood! It was Mitz'is and Hadley's really and with Hadley's going to be on that You Gotta Eat here show I'll never get a seat! Maybe some of the other restos will start to up their game a little?

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          1. re: LexiFirefly
            justsayn Feb 24, 2012 05:35 AM

            Fingers crossed Hadley's expands! Would love their fried chicken to be a permanent menu item!!

            1. re: justsayn
              jamesm Feb 24, 2012 06:28 AM

              I walk past The Sister a few times a week and it definitely looks slower than it has in the past. When I lived on Callender a year back it was always busy. Not so much anymore it appears.

              1. re: jamesm
                justsayn Feb 24, 2012 07:45 AM

                The Sister (Mitzi's Sister) hasn't been busy for a long time now. It's been maybe 2 years since I've seen regular line ups there for brunch Being full this past weekend was rare for sure.

                1. re: justsayn
                  ingloriouseater Feb 24, 2012 08:13 AM

                  Brunch is a whole other beast in that neighborhood.

                  Mitzi's sister's customers (both sunday and throughout the week) have migrated to Mezzrows (better food but smaller menu, more personal service). More competition in the area for brunch is aimed squarely to dethrone Mitizi's Sister - Cowbell, Parts & Labour, Keriwa and the very awful Cardinal Rule plus old standbys like the original Mitizi's and Easy. Plus there is the whole renaissance happening on Roncesvalles that impact our little west, west, queen west strip.

                  1. re: ingloriouseater
                    justsayn Feb 24, 2012 10:17 AM

                    Agreed on Cardinal and wonder how a person gets full at Keriwa's brunch? The food was top notch but both of our plates had small portions!

                    1. re: ingloriouseater
                      jamesm Feb 24, 2012 12:31 PM

                      That's true. The Westerly, The Ace, Barque and another place I can never remember the name of that just opened, Hoppin Johns?, do a brisk brunch business. It works out well for me. We just bought a place at Ronces and Howard Park after living on Callender for years. It wasn't too long ago you would have to walk from ronces to queen west for brunch.

                2. re: justsayn
                  LexiFirefly Feb 24, 2012 07:57 AM

                  Maybe they could buy Mitzi's it's a bigger space. lol.

                  1. re: LexiFirefly
                    justsayn Feb 24, 2012 10:00 AM

                    Actually not a bad idea. Its bigger but not crazy. They would fill the place and create a cool patio vide. Then some other cool up and coming spot could take their old space....and the beat goes on. Now I NEED some Hadleys fried chicken!!!!!

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