Another King St. restaurant blames closure on pilot project
The future of the King Street Pilot is still up in the air, but a restaurant on King West says it's not sticking around to see whether the transit project stays or goes.
Maki My Way—which has been offering build-your-own sushi on King Street's restaurant row for the last four years—is officially making its way out of the business, joining a growing list of establishments who folded this year.
Owner Robert Garabedian has said publicly that the King Street Pilot is one of the reasons he's not renewing his lease, coupled with the increase in minimum wage to $14 from $11.5o early last year.
He's not the first business owner on this strip across from TIFF Lightbox to point a finger at the transit project, which limits car traffic and parking on King St. between Jarvis and Bathurst.
Regardless of whether these restaurants like or not, it looks like the one-year project will be extending until at least the end of 2018.
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