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2014 Restaurant and Food Store CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Another year, another run through the closings and changes of the food world in Toronto.

Please, lets have some tips and stories!! ..before the big media get them!!!

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  1. First! Was walking by Sandwich Box on Bay Street this morning. Bike lock and keypad-combination lock over the front door. No letter indicating they were shut down, but that didn't look promising.

    1. Pastis is now closed. George has retired.

      The property has been bought and a new resto is in the works.

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      1. re: millygirl

        Nooooooo. :(

        At least it isn't being torn down for condos.

        1. re: millygirl

          Double NOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo

        2. Mi Gia-Phung on Gerrard & Broadview in Riverdale is closed. Have heard that a new independent Neapolitan pizzeria will be going into the location. Should be a good spot with the side patio this summer.

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          1. re: pourboi

            have you heard this from reputable source? we live around the corner and would be fantastic to have some good pizza nearby!

            1. re: pourboi

              holy hell i hope that is the case!!! I would love some good pizza within a five min walk of my house!!!

              1. re: pourboi

                good, because that area's a graveyard now. so many closed buildings.

              2. Luke's in Kingston is closing, tonight is the last service.

                Apparently this was announced about a month ago. Luke is moving to Toronto and will be doing some pop-ups and a support club here.

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                1. re: bytepusher

                  Interesting! He would benefit from spending some time in other chefs' kitchens. Hope he takes advantage of being here, as he has talent.

                2. Origin Liberty Village is closed

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                  1. re: Main334

                    Wow, interesting. Anyone know the story behind this?

                    I wonder what kind of restaurant LV needs?

                    1. re: ylsf

                      We had two really good meals there shortly after the restaurant opened - 18 months/2 years maybe? Went there for dinner the end of November and it was almost empty and the food was atrocious. Couldn't figure it out.

                      1. re: Tatai

                        I live next door, and although there were miscellaneous issues, I could never have said that the food was "atrocious". That's a bit much. Actually, I think they were at their best in recent months. I'm sad they closed, as it was the best food in LV by a fair margin. It's only competitor, 25 Liberty, has only recently started producing good food, and I recommend them for brunch.

                        I think the prices were just a tad too expensive, and I don't think enough people knew it was there.