Cool Hand Luc, has been providing King West with ice cream, sorbet, soups, grilled cheese sandwiches and more. And although his shop has been gaining popularity, we’re told that it has been given an eviction notice. The shop’s final day of operation, at its current location, is tomorrow.">

Cool Hand Luc gets evicted


Published:

Co-owner Luc Essiambre is looking to eventually reopen his shop elsewhere (Image: Gizelle Lau)

For over a year and a half, Luc Essiambre, co-owner of Cool Hand Luc, has been providing King West with ice cream, sorbet, soups, grilled cheese sandwiches and more. And although his shop has been gaining popularity, we’re told that it has been given an eviction notice. The shop’s final day of operation, at its current location, is tomorrow.

The reason? The the building was abruptly sold to new owners, who intend to use it for offices. All of the current occupants — including Essiambre himself, who lives in the building — have been given 30 days to vacate, with a final deadline of Jan. 10. Essiambre has decided to close the shop before the Christmas holidays, but he would, eventually, like to reopen elsewhere.

Those looking to give the charming spot a proper goodbye should make their way down to 545 King Street West on Friday.

Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

First Look: Patrick Kriss’s Spadina restaurant family expands with the opening of Aloette

First Look: Patrick Kriss’s Spadina restaurant family expands with the opening of Aloette

Chef Patrick Kriss, the man behind Alo, one of Toronto (and arguably Canada’s) hottest restaurants, has opened Aloette at Queen and Spadina. You’ll be glad to know you won’t have to wait months for a reservation because the new sister restaurant operates on a “first come, first served” basis.
Posted 6 days ago
Best new restaurateur in America is Torontonian Janet Zuccarini

Best new restaurateur in America is Torontonian Janet Zuccarini

Janet Zuccarini has made plenty of waves around T.O. thanks to her knack for stellar restaurants. Since opening Yorkville’s Trattoria Nervosa back in ’96, she’s added Gusto 101, Pai, Kiin and, most recently, Chubby’s to her Rolodex of restos.
Posted 6 days ago
First Look: Toronto gets a taste of neo-Neapolitan pizza

First Look: Toronto gets a taste of neo-Neapolitan pizza

As of today, Toronto has a new downtown source for pizza with a niche, Naples-meets-New-York pedigree.
Posted 1 week ago
Grant van Gameren’s Tennessee Tavern hosts a pierogi eating contest for a good cause

Grant van Gameren’s Tennessee Tavern hosts a pierogi eating contest for a good cause

Last Sunday, restaurant impresario Grant van Gameren (Bar Isabel, Bar Raval, Harry’s Charbroiled, El Rey, Tennessee Tavern) kicked off the holiday season with a two-for-one celebration. In tandem with his Coats for Cocktails event — a donation of a winter coat got revellers a cocktail on the house — van Gameren also hosted Toronto’s first annual pierogi-eating contest at Tennessee Tavern.
Posted 2 weeks ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module