The listing of COVID-related businesss closures only keeps rising in Toronto, and the most recent title to produce the record is debilitating for neighborhood veg-heads to view.
Live Organic Food Barthat started as the town’s first raw raw food restaurant backwards 2001, declared on Friday it wouldn’t be reopening its first place at 264 Dupont St. following four-month-long (and counting) provincially ordered shutdown.
“After we shut our doors in March, we didn’t feel it could be for the very last time,” composed owners Jennifer and Christopher Italiano at a Facebook article this afternoon.
“We expected that we’d make it during this pandemic and believed we’d return in a couple of weeks to feed all. Unfortunately, as the months turned to months, also with all the new constraints which were set on the hospitality business, we’ve regrettably decided never to reopen”
Calling the choice”hard,” that the Italianos thanked the restaurant loyal clients for every one their patronage and service.
Dear friends and faithful clients, Dear friends and faithful clients, It is with heavy hearts that we have made the tough decision to not reopen our grocery store. When we shut our doors in March we did not think that it will be for the final moment. We expected that we’d make it during this particular outbreak and could return in a couple of weeks to feed all. Unfortunately as the months turned to months, and with all the new constraints which were set on the hospitality business, we’ve decided to not reopen. We would like to thank you for all of your patronage and service. It’s been our honor to serve one to over 19 years. We’ve met the many gorgeous people within the span of the years from personnel to providers, to our clients and community. We invite you for all of the amazing memories we’ve shared together. It is a journey we’ll never forget. We want you well and we’ll miss you. To our business friends, remain strong, you’ve got our boundless support. We’ll continue to create tasty, organic, revolutionary plant established meals which may be located at local supermarket and health shops. We’ll also continue using our Plant Box, house delivery services. Stay tuned for exciting new offerings (a lot of which you’ve grown to enjoy out of our restaurant) which will be accessible that you share in your home. These are all found on our site in www.liveorganicfood.ca. We hope you find delight in this and we all thank you for the continuing support. For love, Jennifer and Christopher Italiano
“It’s been our honor to serve you over 19 years. We’ve met the many gorgeous people within the course of the years, from personnel, to providers, to our clients, and neighborhood,” reads the Facebook informative article.
“We thank you for all of the great memories we’ve shared together. It’s a journey we’ll never forget. We want you well and we’ll miss you. To our business friends, remain strong and you’ve got our support that is enduring ”
Though the organization’s first and only staying restaurant (it formerly had another place in Liberty Village) is shutting down for good, there is no need to mourn those yummy juices, electricity fries, organic fantasy bars, candy potato noodles or one, grain-free tortillas.
The company itself may live on via a house delivery service, in addition to pre-packaged food products, which may be located in grab-and-go type at shops around Toronto.
“We shall continue to create tasty, organic, revolutionary, plant based meals which may be located in local supermarket and health shops,” the restaurant’s owners write. “Hopefully you enjoy joy in this and we also thank you for the continuing service.”