I know Dharam (Strat's owner) fairly well and I expect he would have told me had he decided to close up. He's had offers over the years but he's been intent on staying put. In fact, one of his daughters has recently opened another Stratengers in Bolton! I think Dharam intends for his business to stick around In Leslieville but perhaps he'll bow out of the day-to-day work of running the place. After more than a quarter century of running the place with his brother, it's probably time.
In any case, I'd love to see some kind of transformation here. Not sure if the renders are what I was hoping for, though. And I'm wondering if the vacant lot to the east is part of the redevelopment?