There’s a Dark Horse Espresso Bar in store for Dovercourt Village
Dark Horse Espresso, the indie coffee chain with locations in Trinity Bellwoods, Riverdale, Chinatown and the Entertainment District, will soon be opening a fifth coffee shop in Dovercourt Village. The new spot will take up residence at 120 Geary Avenue, in the 80,000-square-foot Artisan Factory building just west of Dovercourt. “We’re waiting on some licensing stuff,” says co-owner Deanna Zunde. “It’ll open sometime in the new year. Maybe spring.” With just nine bar seats and a take-out counter, the place won’t be as freelancer-friendly as the Horse’s Queen West or Spadina locations, but it will have something the others don’t: plentiful food options. “It’s a bakery concept,” says Zunde. “We’ll be making breads and baked goods, and also savoury things like quiche.” In fact, most of the large space will be used as a production facility. That’s part of the reason Zunde chose to settle on the sleepy stretch of Geary, which currently houses more auto garages than restaurants. Still, lower rents weren’t the only attraction. “There’s just so much potential here,” says Zunde. “It’s an untapped area.” Between the new Dark Horse café and the Bellwoods brewpub soon to land at Dupont and Dovercourt, it certainly won’t stay that way for long.
7 thoughts on “There’s a Dark Horse Espresso Bar in store for Dovercourt Village”
Is that news?
…“We’re waiting on some licensing stuff,”…
… “It’ll open sometime in the new year. Maybe spring.”
This tells us nothing really and shows some building that could pass as a photo from Chernobyl. I will give you this – Caroline Youdan you never cease to amaze me with your rubbish articles, usually full of errors, questionable spelling and of course poor judgement. The rubbish that gets printed here is really beyond the pale. Does, in reality no one, not a soul at Toronto Life care any longer about any form of quality or good reporting – wait – I believe I know the answer.
This is a great piece of news for my neighbourhood that I am excited to hear about. Thanks for the info, Caroline Youdan! But keep in mind if you ever write something I’m not interested in, I have an arsenal of personal attacks ready to go.
It may not be interesting to everyone, but it is useful information for some of us, and doesn’t warrant the vitriol that some trolls here feel the need to express.
Any idea of which spot in the Artisan Factory they’re occupying?!!
I don’t know what other articles this author has written about, but what are some of you negative trolls whining about. I live in this area so it is, in fact, is news to me, and most likely to the rest of our tightly knit community. She is merely giving us a “preview” as to what is coming up in our neighbourhood. Do you share the same bitchy rant when movie productions announce releases like Star Wars in Winter of 2015? Come on… Please tone down your negativity… Then land a job writing real “reporting” articles to show everyone how it’s done
Jealous much HAL? I live nearby and this news serves me quite well. The article is relevant and informative, and if you were to ever obtain meaningful employment in the real world, you would know editing is for editors. Additionally, the address is given so if you’re not sure how the internet works, just right click it and use google search.
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