TORONTO (July 3, 2019) – After more than 31 years, Fred Luk, the proprietor of “Fred’s Not Here” and “The Red Tomato” announced today his restaurants will be closing August 25, 2019 as the property owner is preparing to develop a condominium.

“It’s been a great ride, but all good things must come to an end,” says Luk.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of my customers … past and present,” says Luk. “When I opened my first restaurants, the Filet of Sole and The Whistling Oyster on Duncan St. in 1984 I met my first customers. Since then, I’ve been privileged to serve those customers, their children, and sometimes their children’s children. What an honor”.

“If you want to have a great meal, you had better hurry, as Fred’s Not Here will literally soon be gone; the street will be undergoing a major change and this historic venue will disappear,” says a current review in TripAdvisor.

Luk says he would like to invite all of his customers to stop by before he closes and invites them to take advantage of the “Summerlicious” promotion which runs July 5 to July 21.

“Summerlicious wouldn’t have happened without the ongoing support of restauranteurs like Fred, whose restaurants has participated in Summerlicious and Winterlicious since the program began 16 years ago. Both Fred’s Not Here and The Red Tomato have been King Street staples for years, hosting many Torontonians celebrating special occasions and I know that they will be fondly remembered as a favourite destination for many.” Says Toronto City Councillor Jaye Robinson

Luk says he intends to continue his consulting business which provides advisory services to entertainment and food & beverage establishments. Luk is also looking into a potential new location outside the city core. Stay tuned………..

Located in Toronto Entertainment District, Fred’s Not Here specializes in wood grilled steaks and seafood and The Red Tomato, pizza and pasta.