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Will Honest Ed's Close Before The Next Turkey Giveaway?

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The end of Honest Ed's Warehouse might be closer than we think. In the fall, Mirvish Village and the iconic bargain store at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor was sold to Westbank Properties with a rumoured price tag of 100-million dollars. The Mirvish Village retailers were told that nothing would happen in the next three years but the recent sign sale makes residents think otherwise. Earlier this week, Honest Ed's auctioned off over 1,000 of their famous hand-painted signs; hundreds of anxious Torontonians lining up for more than six hours to own a piece of Honest Ed's. With diminishing stock levels inside, the sign sale seems a bit premature for a store that might not be closing until December 31, 2016. The most popular showstopper was Ed's turkey giveaway sign, making people questions whether there will even be free turkeys this year. Perhaps owner David Mirvish is planning to throw one more birthday bash this summer before closing its doors for good. Are you sad to see Honest Ed's go?
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· Is Mirvish Village Worth $100 Million Dollars? [Curbed Toronto]