If you enjoyed the ice cream and coffee at The Arrow Cafe at 1164 Dundas, you’ll be disappointed. It’s now papered up with a sign on the window saying they are rebranding. The question is: in to what?
About a month ago the cafe obtained a liquor license after putting an application on their window for the required month. When we visited during this period, they said that they were doing this so they could offer some craft beers and wine in the evenings, and not much would be changing.
About 2 weeks ago we noticed they had a sign advertising that they were serving beer.
During that time a twitter account and a Facebook page appeared for a restaurant called Ossington Station, suggesting a licensed late night eatery at the same address as The Arrow. At least that lined up: maybe they decided to rebrand once the liquor license came through. Ossington Station has been posting lots of teasers – and continues to: only today this menu, including comfort foods and good looking appetizers and salads, was posted to Twitter.
Then, things got interesting, and we began to wonder what was going on: on March 21st, The Arrow’s Twitter account posted:
Big changes coming to the Arrow next month!! We sold the cafe and new owners will take over on April 1, 2014…. http://t.co/ZbZGv1Shtl
— The Arrow Cafe (@TheArrowCafe) March 21, 2014
The link in the tweet leads to a gluten-free bakery called Almond Butterfly Gluten Free Bake Shop. We tried sending messages to The Arrow, and haven’t heard any response.
The bakery’s Twitter account, also very active, has numerous references to a new opening in Toronto soon.
So who has control over the lease at 1164 Dundas? Will it be a late night comfort food menu, or gluten free muffins? Or is this some elaborate April Fool’s joke? We’ll find out soon.
Let us know if you have any more information.