Crate and Barrel’s CB2 announces it will open for fall 2011 on Queen West
It was announced this week that CB2 (Crate and Barrel’s younger, hipper line of home decor items) is expecting to open its doors for November 2011 at 651 Queen St. W., after earlier rumours that the opening would take place in 2010. This comes in a wave of new shops, like higher-end Fibre Living, Domison and Bo Concept (we say higher-end because none of them offer 100 tea lights for almost no money at all), but the Crate and Barrel brand has opted for the former location of Queen Street West dive bar Big Bop instead of the typical King Street East design district. Evidently CB2 intends to carry on the youthful energy and spirit of the once club-concert hall, but we hope that doesn’t translate to wet toilet paper strewn on the floor and a lingering odour of stale beer. Some kind of modern boxed potpourri on an ottoman (that no doubt doubles or triples as storage) will do.