Toronto restaurant that has been a local favorite for 28 years is permanently closed

A restaurant that has been a neighborhood favorite for nearly three decades has finally closed its doors.

Sarah’s Cafe & Bar took a corner spot in the Danforth East area for 28 years, but now they’ve announced it’s time to retire.

The restaurant serves typical local pub food alongside beer and cocktails, as well as weekend brunch.

Photo of Sarah’s co-owners posted on Facebook. Photo by Asim Ozses.

Restaurant co-owners Asim Ozses and Sheila Nolan posted a photo of themselves on social media as a way of announcing their retirement, standing in front of a sign on the door dated July 27, 2022.

In the caption to the photo, they called it “the end of an era.”

“We are not knocked out by C-19,” the caption reads. “We’re leaving on our own terms. We don’t live too far, excited to see what Sarah’s will become. We can assure you it won’t be a chain or a fast food restaurant. It will be an addition to the neighborhood.”

Ozses tells blogTO that the restaurant is up for sale and the final details are now being ironed out.

“The restaurant is undergoing renovation by the new owner and will reopen in a new concept at the end of September. It will be an independent restaurant,” Ozses tells blogTO. “The new owner is an experienced chef, I’m sure it will be a great success.”

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