Red Rocket Coffee is opening SOON minutes from my house, just a quick walk to the Danforth. Red Rocket, whose original location was at Greenwood and Queen (across from the TTC yard, hence the name) had to close its Leslieville location due to a major rent increase. I am probably one of many who live in the Danforth that want to offer heartfelt condolences to Red Rocket’s Queen East regulars but instead are clicking our heels together with glee.
The new location at 1364 Danforth is still sealed up with Kraft Paper, a present we all want to open.
Red Rocket will be taking over the Three’s Company Too location on the Danforth. The original Three’s Company is now at Danforth and Pape (the loss of their weekend brunch still saddens me when I pass what is now a French Toast-less Naturopathic Clinic at the corner of Lamb/Greenwood) If you’re from the west end I’ll stick with locating the new Red Rocket “between Greenwood and Coxwell” but if you’re from the hood you’ll want to know that it’s just west of Linnsmore Cres. (minutes from the Greenwood Subway exit) and across the Danforth from Lamb and Gillard St. Conveniently close to Jerry’s Supermarket (grocer/butcher) and the new fitness place BOMB Wellness.
Coffee-forgot the bacon-PU coffee for spouse at home.
If the damn place would just open I could live out all the above fair trade and organic fantasies. Well, maybe only the first and last part of the first one.
Word on the Red Rocket Blog as posted Saturday is that they’ll be opening in a few days. Word on the street (as I lingered outside today and peeked through the window at a space full of boxes and “stuff”) is that there will be a soft open (coffee only–Red Rocket also makes their own food and pastries) mid-January.
I will keep lingering even if the Red Rocket people start to fear that what they appreciated as loyalty in their Queen St E clientele could potentially turn to stalking on the Danforth. Just enthusiasm, I swear.
(There is also a Wellesley location)