RIP Mr. Greenjeans
RIP Mr. Greenjeans
The Eaton Centre restaurant’s popularity peaked around 1994, when a vocal jam session in the on-site Sing Your Heart Out booth was an essential part of any amazing fifth-grade birthday party. As for the food, who really remembers. (Well, Yelp does, which could have something to do with the restaurant’s closure.) Management shared the news over Twitter yesterday afternoon, thanking staff and patrons for 34 great years. Anyone born in the early 80s (or earlier) should start feeling ancient right about…now.
4 thoughts on “RIP Mr. Greenjeans”
I’ll miss the stuffed mushroom caps and french onion soup!
Good riddance. But I worry that it will just be replaced with more Shopping Mall level food. Maybe Lime Rickey’s or East Side Mario’s will return to the mall to disappoint people… Or, disappoint people who know that Hard Rock Cafe is garbage.
I always felt that this restaurant stuck out like a sore thumb. I never really felt that it belonged, especially with recent upgrades and changes to the mall. I felt like it stood no chance against its competitors, even Mercatto just down below. I’ve never had an issue with the food or atmosphere, but the only times I ever ventured in was when I or my group couldn’t get in elsewhere. I feel like for the last few years they’ve only ever housed the overflow from other restaurants, or super cute senior citizens (honestly, they’re so precious)
looking for a quiet lunch break after splurging at The Bay on Bay Days. I’m curious to see what goes in next!
It lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. One of my first memories as a child was going there in 1996 and enjoying it. I went backa year ago with a friend and was surprised to see that nothing had really changed – it was like I walked into a period piece from the 80’s.
I wasn’t really impressed by the food when I went – it just seemed like a low-cost family restaurant masquerading as a diner.
One of the reviews on the Yelp page had it right – if it was located anywhere else besides the Eaton Centre, it would have closed up shop many years ago. It just seemed to exist as a relic of an earlier time. Not that it didn’t have any value, but it never seemed to make any
effort to modernize itself or take advantage of that perception.
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