Excellent find; good article and good news; providing they don't let quality slip.
Who acquired Healthy Butcher?Excellent find; good article and good news; providing they don't let quality slip.
Of note, another store near Eglinton and Avenue is set to open as well and that will compete w/the nearby Health Butcher.
There's some interesting moves going on in this town in the high end grocery space.
Whole Foods has paused its growth.
Pusateri's after a significant expansion, walked back its Oakville store.
Healthy Butcher got merged/folded into another burgeoning grocer.
Big Carrot has added its Beach outpost (anecdotally appears to be underperforming)
Big Carrot was rumoured to be contemplating a western outpost in the City as well.
Organic Garage has continued its slow march with a Leaside outpost due to open early next year.
Who acquired Healthy Butcher?
Bayview store is great, would like to see one of that caliber downtown. Their Queen West space is not as substantial as Bayview.And don’t forget Cumbrae’s. The Bayview location is like a small grocery store, and I believe there is a joint store opening with Sud Forno (Terroni) at Yonge and Montgomery soon.
Great spot, didn't mention them merely because I'm unaware of any plan for new locations. They are a special kind of fussy on their produce, which I appreciate. I'm not sureAnd there’s my personal favourite, although truly expensive, the Harvest Wagon in the five thieves at Summerhill.
Lack of greenery is true but it has good bones though!Bathurst is an utter disaster. Shabby decrepit buildings, cheap windows/doors, narrow concrete sidewalks, ugly lamp posts, a jumbled mess of wires, no greenery, nasty parking machine, a road full of cracks and patch jobs, and then TTC streetcar wiring as well. This street didn't have a chance. Not an attractive square inch to be found for blocks.
Will ever be a place you want to step foot in? Just seems unfathomable sometimes.
In a few years, this area would be gentrified (and high rents would follow).Lack of greenery is true but it has good bones though!
And all of what you described is what creates space for (what I presume) is cheap rent, which allows for a wide range of odd stores along Bathurst up here and why I bet this place does just fine.
The area is already gentrified, really (as evidenced by the very existence of this thread, a commentary on one of the most upscale grocers in the city planting its roots). On this and the next block, you've got Flur, one of the nicest flower shops in the city (and one of the most beautifully designed retail spaces of any kind in Toronto) and two other flower/plant shops across the street from it; a brand new cafe a few storefronts down from Summerhill; two contemporary art galleries; a number of restaurants; and a brand new apartment building at 1000 Bathurst (not to mention this section of Bathurst is bookended by Victorian-laden neighbourhoods).In a few years, this area would be gentrified (and high rents would follow).
Indeed, and it is quite pretty.Summerhill Annex is open per a FB post yesterday:
Now Open! ? ?? Welcome to the NEW Summerhill Annex.
Come visit our soft opening weekend where there are some NEXT-LEVEL specials you have to see to believe. Open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm everyday.