Toronto-based Pusateri’s Fine Foods has revealed the opening date of its Saks Fifth Avenue food hall in downtown Toronto, as well as the opening date of its fire-devastated Avenue Road flagship. Both locations saw delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
The 25,000 square foot CF Toronto Eaton Centre Saks food hall was originally intended to open in February of 2016, at the same time that Saks Fifth Avenue opened its 170,000 square foot Canadian flagship at the eastern end of the 1 million square foot Hudson’s Bay Queen Street building. Discoveries during excavation delayed the project for several months. Pusateri’s Avenue Road flagship was ravaged by fire in August of 2015, and was originally intended to reopen in August of this year. The family recently sold the 15,000 square foot building and surrounding land to First Capital Realty, and even though the site could possibly be redeveloped in the future, Pusateri’s will continue to operate on the site indefinitely.