Riverdale residents say goodbye to Ruby Eats, Lynn Crawford’s gourmet grocery store

Riverdale residents say goodbye to Ruby Eats, Lynn Crawford’s gourmet grocery store

(Image: Gizelle Lau) (Image: Gizelle Lau)
 

Ruby Eats, the gourmet grocery store from celebri-chef Lynn Crawford, is soon to close. For many, the Riverside shop was an easy option for on-the-go lunches or dinners. Fans of Crawford’s homemade goods can take heart, though: the shop isn’t bidding a permanent farewell.

General manager Rissa Sawh assures us that it’s just a hiatus. “We’re just investigating other options at the moment. A lot of the requests that we’ve gotten for catering and events are off-site locations, and we’re realizing that the space just isn’t suitable,” she said. Though they technically have the unit under lease until the beginning of April, they plan to close much sooner than that. “Right now, our doors are open and shut, so to speak. This Saturday, we’re doing one last push for the community, and then likely after that the doors will be closed on that location.”

Details about where and when the store will relocate are still up in the air. For now, the shop is advertising a goodbye sale: everything in the store is marked down by 50 per cent. If you can’t stop by in the next few days, though, fear not. Says Sawh: “All of our goods will absolutely be available for purchase at Ruby Watchco in the meantime.”