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Paul & Sandy's Real BBQ in Etobicoke

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May 10, 2007
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Stopped in recently for my monthly fix. Noticed they have increased prices across the board. Nothing outrageous. Also replaced the chalkboard with an actual wall menu. Looks good.

You can now call ahead for take-out orders as well. Wished I knew that beforehand.
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Sep 19, 2006
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well, it looks like it is official. Their restaurant is closing due to not being able to renew their lease and coming with an agreement with the landlord.


Their last day will be Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

http://www.paulandsandysrealbarbecue.com/



PLEASE READ

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Dearest Customers & Friends,

Paul & Sandy's Real Barbecue Co. will be closing its doors at this location. Our last day of operation will be Saturday Nov. 22, 2014.

Our lease is expiring and we have been unable to reach a favourable extension or renewal term with the landlord.

We would like to sincerely thank all of our customers, friends, staff, suppliers and family for the past 5 years.

You allowed us to live a dream of opening a Ma & Pa Barbecue Restaurant that served great barbecue at family friendly prices.

We were thrilled to watch a new business start from nothing and grow into a vibrant busy restaurant, that on occasion would run out of food and would have lineups out the door. Our customers' kind words about Paul& Sandy's to their family and friends, allowed us to build a successful business without advertising, for which we are most grateful.

We will keep in touch on Facebook if and when we start a new adventure.

Thank you all again,

Paul and Sandy

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May 9, 2006
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!1!

Now the whole lease issue could be a smoke screen, but if true then what's wrong with that landlord. That location was the one shop which changed owners every few months.
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That really sucks - I don't get out there much anymore, but any time we were there, it was always quite busy
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joeyjoejoe wrote: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!1!

Now the whole lease issue could be a smoke screen, but if true then what's wrong with that landlord. That location was the one shop which changed owners every few months.
the location is 'too good' for a small bbq place sadly.

it is a starbucks neighborhood and will probably become a condo
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Sep 1, 2005
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Landlord probably had someone come in thru the back door and offered something better....not likely that the landlord would forgo a relatively stable tenant IMO.

Or Business/money was not good enough to continue on for the amount of effort required.
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

Failure is always an option...just not the preferred one!
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May 10, 2007
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Devatasting news! I usually go once a month or sometimes more :) I've always had good experiences. Having a place likes this within walking distance from my house was awesome. Will be truly missed.
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Oct 26, 2007
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Gonna miss the pulled pork
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Etobicoke just lost another great eatery.
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originalnutta wrote: Etobicoke just lost another great eatery.
Monday or Tuesday they'll probably say "Oh we just reached a last minute deal with the landlord..."
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May 22, 2007
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That would be the best news ever.
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Aug 11, 2012
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Sad to see it go, but Paul had become rather cranky over the years.
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As someone who has visited since they opened, I can assure you that Paul started out cranky. :)
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Fanboy wrote: ^
As someone who has visited since they opened, I can assure you that Paul started out cranky. :)
beat me to it, i never saw that guy smile even one time

i stopped going when he started refusing to sell the "platters" for take out, a decision I still don't understand to this day.. guess it doesn't matter because lack of business wasn't the problem though
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Feb 9, 2012
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Well, they did not renew the lease, and they had an auction for the furniture and all (back on Nov.25) but yet they seem interested in returning somehow, rather than just saying good bye.
At least, that's the message their FB page leaves behind...

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