BRIEF: Pusateri’s Fine Foods to Close Store, Drake’s OVO Opens to Crowds in Vancouver

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Upscale Grocery Pusateri’s Announces Closure of Oakville Location: Last week Pusateri’s Fine Foods owners Ida Pusateri and Frank Luchetta announced on their Facebook page that they would be closing the Oakville location of their family business. Opened in July of 2016, the 18,000-square-foot Oakville location was the first and only store for the company outside of Toronto. 

“We have truly appreciated the opportunity to share our wonderful foods and shopping experience with the Oakville community and would like to express our gratitude to our valued guests and the business community for all their support. We look forward to our remaining time at Oakville Place and will be fully operational to serve you through the holiday season.”

The company’s other Toronto locations, as well as the Saks Fifth Avenue food halls in CF Sherway Gardens and CF Toronto Eaton Centre are not affected by the closure.

Citing low sales as the reason for the closure on December 31st, Pusateri’s is engaging with commenters on social media feedback and say they are committed to providing relocation positions within their network for staff members.

Oakville is home to one of six Whole Foods locations in the GTA, and last week Farm Boy opened its first store in the city as well.

Cadillac Fairview Gets In the Spirit with CF ‘Gift Wrap Valets’: CF Sherway Gardens and CF Toronto Eaton Centre surprised shoppers on December 11th, during the annual holiday hustle with helpful random acts of kindness. A fleet of uniformed bellhops helped amplify the holiday spirit by helping guests with their holiday parcels and handing out complimentary vouchers for the CF Gift Wrap Valet.  

The CF Gift Wrap Valet at CF shopping centres across Canada is a pop-up service that provides a unique and efficient gift-wrapping experience. Guests are invited to bring their unwrapped gifts to be wrapped as part of a special white glove, valet service. Within the lounge, guests can relax, and a portion of the proceeds will go to WE, CF’s national charitable partner, supporting youth empowerment programming in Canada.

If you are leaving your shopping until the last minute, consider doing it at CF Toronto Eaton Centre on Thursday December 20th, because this is the second instalment of the holiday hustle and last day that the uniformed bellhops will be helping out. 

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