Sam James Coffee Shop Evicted From Ossington Location to Make Room for “Big American Brand”

Neighbourhood Coffee Shop Gets the Boot

Fans of Sam James Coffee Bar and their great cup of joe are a little bummed out right now. Not to mention owner Sam James himself. Why you ask?

The local coffee shop is being booted from its Ossington location. To add insult to injury the eviction takes place on Dec 24, more popularly known as Christmas eve. Good times.

According to reports, James received an eviction notice in In August and later discovered that the building was being taken over by a large American brand. The building’s other tenant, clothing company Stussy is also being evicted.

He announced the news on Instagram shown below. The photo was accompanied with the following caption:

Today is a very sad day for the SJCB family. Unfortunately we are being forced to leave OZ at the end of this year. We will miss this place, and every face that’s ever come through the doors. Thanks to you all. We wish we could stay forever, please enjoy while it’s still here 🙁

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