Cool Hand Luc gets evicted
By Ray Lontoc
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.