The fancy new food complex in the ART condos will have a fancy New York chef

The fancy new food complex in the ART condos will have a fancy New York chef

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Early this year, news broke that Brad Moore, the executive chef at Liberty Village restaurant School, was opening a big new culinary complex on the ground floor of the ART condos at the corner of Sudbury and Dovercourt. Memory Lane and Co., as the project is called, will comprise a 24-hour diner, an ice cream parlour, a casual bar, a bakery and an organic grocery store. (Based on the descriptions on the project’s website, it basically sounds like an amalgam of Pop Tate’s, Cheers and The Max, with a few side businesses thrown in.) It’s scheduled to open in 2015.

Now, there’s another reason to get excited about this thing. According to Post City, the food side of the operation is going to be helmed by Ian Kapitan, a former Torontonian who made a big name for himself in New York working with chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten and David Bouley. Kapitan describes his vision for the restaurant component of the complex as follows: “Seasonal cuisine, very healthy, diner concept. Some really solid greasy food without the grease. And we’ll be open 24 hours, late-night, breakfast, lunch, dinner.” Who wouldn’t want to live on top of that?