A few weeks ago, I walked right past Pusateri on Bay on my way to Olliffe and Harvest Wagon and didn't even think of stopping there. It's too small to be useful. I used to purchase mostly non-perishable stuff at their Saks location, but when a business is closed by Public Health as their main store was in 2011, I tend to be turned off permanently. (I have been unlucky enough to notice cockroaches in the dining room at three well-known restaurants in this city.)
Fun fact: In the mid 2000s I worked at Pustateris on Avenue Road for around a day. They had me do a "working interview" as they called it. Basically I worked a shift but did not get paid for it. I was in their basement and honestly it was a disgusting mess. It was a myriad of narrow corridors with food boxes and garbage piled floor to ceiling. When they burned down and when they were nailed for health violations I was not the least bit surprised.
If the public saw what I saw, they would not have shopped there. It made Pustateris look like No Frills behind the scenes, front of house public spaces were gussied up for the customers.
The last time I was in the Bay Street location it was tiny and cramped, I could not find what I was looking for.