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ICE Lounge on The Danforth

millygirl Aug 13, 2012 07:54 AM

Driving by this morning I noticed they seemed to be tearing down the outside structure and even looked like it was being gutted inside.

Anybody have the scoop on this? Could they be closing.....?

I will resist any further comments :)

  1. Baelsette Aug 16, 2012 10:31 AM

    walked by today, looked like business as usual........

    1. Baelsette Aug 15, 2012 06:01 AM

      Went for a walk but totally forgot to look, daughter was acting up and lost my focus! On another note, I went into Healthy Planet to get a few things, the prices are SO much cheaper than the Carrot. I do like the Carrot for some items but I'm glad to see they now have some competition. They are overpriced IMO and I can't tell you how much I dislike the juice bar. I have only gone in a handful of times but each time I walk out feeling like I've spent twice as much as I should have and the staff are the most miserable bunch....... Healthy planet had a kitchen and prepared food plus juice bar. Haven't tried the prepared food but looking forward to in the future.

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      1. re: Baelsette
        KitchenVoodoo Oct 10, 2012 11:45 PM

        Big Carrott has always been insane for prices, and I don't understand why most of their fresh produce is not Canadain.

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        bytepusher Aug 14, 2012 10:49 AM

        We walked by it on Saturday night around midnight (on the way home from a dinner party on the south side of Danforth we had no practical choice but to walk through the Taste zone.

        Ice was literally packed, there is no way they were not exceeding their licensed capacity.

        Only time I've ever seen more than 4 people in there (and 4 was a rare crowd)

        Could they really make enough on a handful of Saturday nights to sustain the rent for the rest of the year?

        Also Trappezzi was packed and had a substantial lineup. I kid you not.

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        1. re: bytepusher
          atomeyes Aug 14, 2012 11:26 AM

          how about Papa Joe's?
          Made the mistake of eating at that craphole when i moved to Toronto.

        2. Baelsette Aug 14, 2012 07:17 AM

          Going for a walk shortly, will check it out! And yes, me have HIGH HIGH hopes, one never knows! Libretto was a great addition IMO....
          ps Millygirl saw the Menchie's sign, going in were that shoe store was, Labiri. :-)

          1. atomeyes Aug 14, 2012 05:25 AM

            i went there shortly after it opened around 8 years ago. went on a date.

            it felt like a gross porn set or swingers' house. glass mirrors angled down near the ceiling. crappy versions of martinis. i don't think they offered food.

            things didn't work out between me and the girl. i blame ICE! :)

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            1. re: atomeyes
              millygirl Aug 14, 2012 05:57 AM

              I forgot to look this AM. Anybody know what's going on?

              Is it gone (fingers crossed)??

              1. re: millygirl
                atomeyes Aug 14, 2012 07:00 AM

                better question for you:

                do you really have optimistic hopes that it will be replaced with anything better?
                this is the Danforth we're talking about.

                1. re: atomeyes
                  millygirl Aug 14, 2012 09:08 AM

                  Anything would be better...

                  I'm with you Baelsette. Let us know....

                  1. re: atomeyes
                    haggisdragon Aug 15, 2012 05:10 AM

                    Well its across the road from Libretto, which itself replaced a crappy Greek cafe. So yeah there's always hope.

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                petra_reuter Aug 13, 2012 04:32 PM

                Apparently one could not buy a real drink there...

                1. h
                  hungryabbey Aug 13, 2012 08:10 AM

                  I have always been so curious about this place..

                  I too will resist any further comments

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