The 'Kim's Convenience' Store Is Up for Sale
The Toronto shop is going for a cool $198,000
Published Apr 14, 2021Kim's Convenience said its final farewell to audiences this week, but a piece of the show will live on: Toronto's Moss Park storefront is now up for sale.
The business nestled just east of Sherbourne Street (originally called Mimi Variety) at 252 Queen St. E has been listed for $198,000, which may seem like a steal in the dumpster fire that is Toronto real estate — but it's not for ownership of the property. It's just the business that's for sale.
"Being on a CBC show does play a part in why they may have priced so high." Zoocasa agent Anthony Tomasone told Daily Hive. "Others in the Moss Park area have been listed for $30,000 to $70,000 and none have sold in the past three years."
Though the current shop does rake in about $15,000 to $18,000 in sales every week, plus another $6,000 per year in parking, so business owners should expect to be able to turn a profit — just like the store's current owners have for the last 35 years.
According to a listing, the owners are giving up the spot because they're heading for retirement. It's unclear if the end of Kim's had anything to do with their decision.
Kim's Convenience closed up shop for good on Tuesday (April 13), and its stars have had mixed reactions to the final goodbye. Andrew Phung, who already lined up a new gig bid an emotional farewell in conversation with ET. "When you get news like this — everyone deals with it differently," he said. "And I think that's been the case for this cast."
Meanwhile, Phung's co-star star Simu Liu had a more disappointed outlook: "I have thoughts about our 'cancellation,' and they come with tea and receipts. For now, they will remain in my head."
Following news of the cancellation, Saturday Night Live cast member Bowen Yang used his appearance on Weekend Update to call to "save Kim's Convenience."
Later this year, Liu will enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the star of the forthcoming film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. While a trailer for that film has yet to arrive, we have LEGO to thank for a peek at Liu in his heroic new role. KC cast member Nicole Power has also already lined up a new show.
We recently spoke with Liu and Phung about how Kim's Convenience has changed the Canadian TV landscape.