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Great News: Hooked Seafood moving into Sanagan's after he moves down the street

This will be an amazing addition to the market.

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/dail...

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  1. And for clarity, this will be Hooked 2, a 2nd location they are not closing the Leslieville store.

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    1. re: bytepusher

      Yeah, sorry, I should have mentioned that.

    2. Wow - great news. LOVE Hooked (and Sanagan's). With this kind of range, Kensington could become a weekly shopping destination for me.

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      1. Good news and (hopefully) a good sign that their business is healthy enough for expansion.

        I've had some misses, but 90% of the time the stuff I get at hooked is amazing. Service is good, they are pleasant to deal with and like i said product quality is high. What I also love is that most often they'll have something interesting on display. Today I picked up some halibut cheeks. Not cheap at $29/lb. but definitely delicious. For a little snack, definitely worth it.

        Their prices are high, but the sourcing is important to me so I'm willing to pay. I find it more tolerable pricing than what you would get in the ethical meat world (e.g. Healthy Butcher). And not everything is that expensive. Some of the best stuff I've had from there has been quite cheap. Mackerel, mussels (always big and sweet) etc.

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        1. Thanks for the update. This is fantastic news, and really completes Kensington in terms of what it has to offer. Can't wait!

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          1. re: tartytatin

            I think it's sad. I have nothing against Sanagan's or Hooked but this feels like the beginning of the end for Kensington. I thought it couldn't be gentrified but it seems I was wrong.

            1. re: crawfish

              I still agree with "peppermintpate," if I can get everything in Kensington it will be a weekly shopping destination.

              1. re: tartytatin

                It already is my weekly shopping destination. It's just the latest wave of new immigrants taking over. That's what has made Kensington great so I'll just have to accept them, too.

                1. re: crawfish

                  yes, it's gentrification, but it's also a sign that small, independently-owned businesses are there. it's not like whole foods is setting up shop.

                  1. re: grandgourmand

                    Agree. Talk to me when there's a Starbucks.

                    I hope that Hooked will be forced to offer value to the customer, as they will be competing with their more established neighbours.