For the past five years, local gourmet food chain Petite Thuet’s One King West outpost has been nourishing downtowners with fresh loaves, vac-packed charcuterie and ready-made meals. But on April 30th, the area fixture will shut its doors. The lease on the space has expired, and co-owner Biana Zorich, who runs the company with her husband Marc Thuet, says the space was becoming too pricey. “Rent in the downtown core is getting a bit ridiculous,” she said. Apparently it’s gone up 30 per cent since they opened.
Petite Thuet’s Rosedale and St. Lawrence Market locations will remain open, and Biana says they plan to devote more energy to the company’s thriving wholesale business. She also hints, however, that they are in the “very, very early planning stages” for another Petite Thuet location. Stay tuned for more details.