Three of Toronto’s popular Yonge Street restaurants have closed their doors for good as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put pressure on the industry.
After servicing the Yonge and Gerrard Street area for years, Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar, Reds Midtown Tavern, and Duke’s Refresher & Bar are permanently closed at the 382 Yonge Street location as of February 9.
Service Inspired Restaurants Corp., the brand behind the recognized establishments, announced that due to the pandemic, it “drastically altered” its operating environment.
According to SIR., its landlord presented them with an “unexpected but mutually beneficial opportunity” to leave the property as the landlord has the option to lease the units for a “non-restaurant purpose”, to which the brand decided to follow through.
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“We want to thank our valued guests and team members for their loyalty and support during these unprecedented times. To the local community and all our valued partners, we sincerely thank you for the last 10 years and we will miss you,” said Peter Fowler, CEO of SIR Corp., in a news release.
These names join the long list of notable restaurants in the city that have permanently shuttered due to the pandemic throughout 2020.
There are still locations in the downtown Toronto area and GTA including Scaddabush at 200 Front Street, REDS at 77 Adelaide Street and at Square One shopping mall, and Duke’s at 73 Front Street.
SIR Corp., also owns other popular restaurants including Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill and Canyon Creek.