Bar Volo to Close in Fall, Yogen Fruz Owners Might Buy Promenade, and Mississauga Uber Debate Heats Up
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Bar Volo to Close in Fall, Yogen Fruz Owners Might Buy Promenade, and Mississauga Uber Debate Heats Up

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Inside Bar Volo. Photo by Julie Lavelle from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Inside Bar Volo. Photo by Julie Lavelle from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • After 28 years in operation, Bar Volo is officially shuttering. The Yonge and Wellesley bar has been a staple for its passion, and variety of brews. But according to beer blogger Ben Johnson, the Morana family, who own the bar, received a six-month eviction notice, and will be leaving the space by September. What will replace Bar Volo? A condo, of course!
  • Last year, news that Promenade Mall was being sold shocked no one. Now, the creators of frozen yogurt chain Yogen Fruz—brothers Michael and Simon Serruya—are rumoured to have entered a contract to buy the mall. The Serruyas have ties to Promenade: they opened their first Yogen Fruz location there in 1986. There’s still no word on what will replace the mall.
  • Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie is facing some heat for supporting new and different ride-sharing regulations in her taxi-loving city. Crombie told the Star that Uber has grown in popularity, handling 100,000 monthly rides, and regulations must reflect this. But constituents—especially Mississauga’s influential South Asian community—are fighting hard against Uber’s reign. It can’t be easy following in Hazel McCallion’s footsteps, eh Bonnie?

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