The final Simply Desserts restaurant closed greater than 5 years in the past, however anybody feeling nostalgic for these pink neon indicators with the cursive writing can now purchase two of them.
Richard Fernandes, who owned the final Simply Desserts at Yonge and Wellesley, is promoting the 2 indicators on eBay.
Referred to as a nightspot the place folks might seize a slice of cake or cocktail, Simply Desserts had greater than 25 areas within the mid-1990s. Fernandes’ location closed in July of 2015.
The chain rose to notoriety after a extremely publicized 1994 theft on the Davenport and Bedford Street retailer left one feminine patron shot useless.
Fernandes was not affiliated with that restaurant and opened his Yonge Road location one yr later. Fernandes ran the restaurant together with his mom Marsha and brother Brian till it closed in 2015.
“I beloved that restaurant. It was my residence for 20 years. I lived and breathed it,” he advised blogTO.
His mom was on the restaurant day by day and was identified for her lasagne and chili. “Individuals referred to as her mother,” he stated. Sadly, she died not too long ago, he advised blogTO.
In 2015 Fernandes advised the Toronto Star that the dessert market was saturated and the hire was $10,000 a month.
“The one cause I left was as a result of the owner tripled the hire,” he stated.
He toyed with the concept of reopening however determined a brand new enterprise throughout the pandemic was not the most effective concept, and he additionally did not wish to do it with out his mom.
Fernandes, who now works as a restaurant supervisor on the Sheraton Centre Toronto Resort, had forgotten concerning the two indicators saved in his rental locker till not too long ago, when he had some additional time to scrub.
“Due to COVID, me and the spouse determined let’s go down and clear out the locker downstairs,” he stated.
He discovered the massive indicators, about 4 by 5 ft tall, taking over fairly a little bit of area and determined to promote them.
The 2 indicators are on public sale with a beginning bid at $555, as a result of the tackle of the restaurant was 555 Yonge St.
When you’re trying so as to add a little bit of pink neon to your home, do not wait too lengthy — the final day for bids is Jan. 31.