Crumbs café closed

This notice is up on the windows of the Cafe, next to a sign annoucing that the space is available for lease (Tara Chislett/AQ)
This notice is up on the windows of the Cafe, next to a sign annoucing that the space is available for lease (Tara Chislett/AQ)

Tara Chislett
The Aquinian

Downtown hot-spot Crumbs Café has closed it’s doors as of Nov 23.

Few details are available for the closure, but a sign posted on the window states that the property was seized by the landlord and all assets have been turned over to the property manager.

Crumbs Entertainment’s Dirk “Dillinger” Stewart confirmed that debt played a part in the closure.

Stewart said that the Crumbs may re-open in their old location in January, however a move to Queen Street is also a possibility.

Bill Kayelich, the owner of the business, won’t be available for comment until tomorrow.

UPDATE: According to the property manager for 551 Kings Street Anthony Streatch, Crumbs management was given 60 days notice over rent payments not being made.

The issue is one which Streatch said the business has struggled with over the last year.

Management was given the chance to remove all personal belongings from the property.  Everything else is to be itemized to cover off the debt.

When asked how this will effect employees, Streatch said he was unsure about their status, as he has no role in the business.

More to come.

4 COMMENTS

  1. That really sucks. Owner built a great "Crumbs culture" – a term coined by George Feenstra. This space contributed not only to arts, but to a lot of community dialogue & engagement. Hopefully Bill can open the doors again asap.

  2. It sucks that Crumbs closed, but It’s not really a surprise, they were constantly out of stock of menu items and the whole alcohol and teeny shows really buzz killed the place. Hope he gets stuff straightened out.

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