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CB2 furniture store taking over the Big Bop building

The rock ‘n’ roll vibe of the Big Bop, the raucous concert hall at Queen and Bathurst, will soon be erased, making way for sectionals, ottomans and accent pillows when CB2, Crate and Barrel’s younger, hipper branch, takes over the space. After much speculation about the location, CB2 has settled on the storied building to showcase its sleek and modern style in Toronto. Before the NIMBYs get up in arms, CB2 has promised to respect the character of the building during renovations before the store opens in early 2011. It’s exciting to have another great design store in Toronto, but even more exciting that Queen and Bathurst won’t house yet another condo development.

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