All neighbourhoods evolve, but Ossington seems to be doing it faster than most. Now the strip is losing one of its most seasoned inhabitants. Delux, the little restaurant known for serving Cubanos by day and traditional bistro food by night, is closing this month. Owner Corinna Mozo opened Delux over six and a half years ago, back when Ossington was still dominated by auto-repair shops and Vietnamese karaoke bars. Yesterday, Mozo left the following message on the restaurant’s Facebook page:
It’s time to say goodbye. As one of the first to spark Ossington’s revival we’ve had a busy six and half years. Six and a half years of welcoming, feeding and hydrating locals and visitors alike in our dining room. Ossington has grown a lot. It has changed a lot. Now it’s our turn to change.
Mozo also hinted that an “exciting new project” was in the works (a La Cubana spin-off on Ossington, perhaps?). In the meantime, Delux fans should get dialing: the final dinner service is Friday, June 13.