Parkdale bid farewell to one of its more popular restaurants in the neighbourhood last week.
The Commodore, owned by Chef Jon Vettraino and a few silent investors, recently announced their abrupt closing on social media. In the message, the team states that the decision was very difficult and was “accelerated by some personal circumstances”.
We regret to announce the closing of The Commodore effective immediately. This is a very difficult decision that has been accelerated by some personal circumstances. With the changes that are occurring, we simply couldn’t see a clear path to success while offering the same levels of quality and service. To our customers, vendors, staff and everyone involved with the restaurant, we just can’t thank you enough. This has been a challenging but great experience and we couldn’t have done it without you. We wish everyone the best and hope to cross paths with you again. Sincerely, The Commodore Family
And those silent investors ultimately had the last say in the future of the restaurant. In an email shared on Twitter, The Commodore’s General Manager Jason Romanoff tells reservation-holding patrons that the official closure is due to the investment team backing out.
We are definitely sad to see the restaurant and their pretty plates go. We profiled The Commodore back when they first opened in 2015 and had high hopes for the seafood-centric eatery. Parkdale has become a hub for destination-worthy restaurants and it’s safe to say that The Commodore was amongst those bringing in the waves of food enthusiasts and scenesters.
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