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Toronto cheese shop abruptly announces it is permanently closing

A European shop in Toronto that's well-known for carrying a wide variety of French and Belgium delights, like hard-to-find cheeses, meats, and pantry items, is officially closing this month. 

Franglish Gourmet Food, located at 1317 Dundas Street West, first opened up in 2021 with the idea to "create a Little Europe" full of staple delicacies and specialty products that are difficult to source in Toronto. 

The shop announced its closure in a bittersweet post across its social media channels on Thursday. 

"Sadly we have to announce our closure by the end of the month," the post reads. "It has been a real pleasure to work by your side for two years and a half now and we are really proud to have been accepted as a part of the community during those years." 

"We wanted a better end on our hands for this little gem who was created from nothing but unfortunately it doesn't always go as we wish," the post continues. 

The announcement ended with a delightful deal for the neighbourhood's cheese connoisseurs, who can take advantage of the shop's 50 per cent off closing sale. 

"This makes me so sad. You were an awesome staple to the neighbourhood," Toronto-based chef Matt Basile wrote under the announcement. 

"This is terrible news! I am so sorry! We loved your shop and products. So sad to hear this. Thank you for the wonderful food and hospitality over these past years," another customer wrote. 

"So sad to hear this! Your little store is irreplaceable. Wishing you the best of luck for whatever is next," one comment reads. 

Franglish Gourmet Food's last day of service will be on May 30, 2023. 

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