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MargieEv Apr 5, 2012 01:51 PM

I see the Fruit King that was on this corner has moved across the street (next door to the other fruit and veg store). Anyone know what is going on that corner as they seem to be demolishing the old store and the dry cleaners?

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    LexiFirefly Apr 7, 2012 04:36 AM

    There was a yogurty's sign on one of those corners. I only noticed because we'd just been in the annex and there are like 6 opening there. Weird.

    1. foodyDudey Apr 5, 2012 02:02 PM

      I noticed that Fruit King was closed and the other store had Fruit King labels on all the products when I went shopping on Monday.

      That's too bad about it being demolished, that store had been around for over 70 years. I once found a picture in the Toronto Archives of Fruit King in the 1930's. It looked pretty much the same. I just looked but didn't find it now.

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        Herne Apr 5, 2012 02:47 PM

        Too bad about the Fruit King. Be interesting to know how many owners there are of fruit and vegetable stores at Logan and Danforth.

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          millygirl Apr 5, 2012 05:00 PM

          Everything Fruit King sold was rotten.

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            MargieEv Apr 6, 2012 08:47 AM

            ??really. Not my experience. I just hated the squidgy isles. Also they would make you search through every pocket if you were 1 cent short.

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              foodyDudey Apr 6, 2012 10:03 AM

              If you mean literally rotten, I don't agree. But some of what they sell is either b-grade, or stuff that is being cleared out from the distributor as it has only a few days of life left. But that obviously suits many people, as Fruit King has been busy all these years. As they say around Church St, there's a fruit for everybody.

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                Herne Apr 6, 2012 10:21 AM

                I agree that much of the stuff only had a few days to go but the price and range of offerings was great. I especially like the sliced veggie's near the store entrance which were great for stir-frys. It was worth the time to go there and I hope the replacement has some of the same assets.

                Really like to know who owns what at Logan and the Danforth. I suspect fewer owners than stores.

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                  foodyDudey Apr 6, 2012 10:35 AM

                  Herne,

                  Fruit King is still around, they moved across the street to the location that was Fruitland which was run by the same family as Fruit King. Check out this article from a few years ago, which says the owner of the Fruit King property wanted to build a 4 storey apartment at that corner. I hope that is not what is happening there.

                  http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2009/...

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                    Herne Apr 6, 2012 10:43 AM

                    As I thought. A sort of Chevy-Pontiac situation has been going on. Well what ever happens we will adapt.

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                      Herne Apr 7, 2012 03:11 PM

                      Passed by about an hour ago. As far as I can tell the construction activity is confined to the Cleaners and to the former glassed in area on the east side. A sign on the wall says they will reopen shortly.

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