CTRA Board Meeting Agenda: January 15, 2020

The next CTRA board meeting will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 7:00pm at the College Terrace Library (2300 Wellesley Street). Note the change from our usual location; we’ll be meeting at the library this month and in February as well.

The major discussion topic at this month’s meeting will be Khoury’s Market and the future of the College Terrace Centre. The CTRA has sent a letter to the City Council regarding Khoury Market’s impending closure and several board members will attend Monday’s City Council meeting to speak during Oral Communications. We encourage other neighbors who feel strongly about the market to share your thoughts with the City Council as well.

We will also be discussing the progress of the nominating committee in recruiting for the upcoming 2020-21 CTRA board elections. The board will also begin planning for our annual meeting in March and the next edition of our home-delivered newsletter, Views from the Terrace.

Hope to see you at Wednesday’s meeting!

Khoury's Market Is Closing

Almost one year after taking over the space formerly occupied by the College Terrace Market, it appears that Khoury’s Market will meet the same fate as its predecessor. On Friday morning, the Khoury family sent the following letter to the local community:

Customers and Neighbors:

It is with sadness and regret that Khoury Market must notify you that we will be closing as of [TBD].

Since we opened for business, we have worked hard to provide our customers with a gourmet shopping experience while maintaining a family-market atmosphere that allows us to understand and best serve the wants and needs of our neighborhood. We have sought to build relationships with and understand our customers in order to provide both the daily and specialty items needed to nourish our community.

Unfortunately, there have been several obstacles that have prevented us from being the success we endeavored to be. As you know, the store has been surrounded by fencing and scaffolding for a significant period of time while construction work has been undertaken in other parts of the building. This gives the impression that the store is not open for business and also covers the windows, resulting in a lack of natural light within the store. Construction vehicles have been parked around the building constantly. We have experienced numerous difficulties with the elevator – the sole access to the store – and proper signage directing our customers to our entrance has not been installed. All of this makes it difficult for our customers to enter the market and enjoy our services.

We have tried our best to overcome these challenges but have been unable to do so. We thank you for the opportunity to be of service and hope that we can continue to be so until our closing date.

Sincerely,
Khoury Market

There’s no confirmed closing date but, in the meantime, everything in the store is 30% off.

Reminder: Sing-Along This Saturday

Grab your mittens and your jingle bells! The CTRA’s Strolling Holiday Sing-Along™ is this Saturday at 6pm, starting at the corner of College and Amherst. Join the jolly crowd as we wind our way down College Avenue spreading holiday cheer!

Bring your kids!
Bring your musical instrument! (Even if you haven’t played it in years. This event is about spirit, not musicianship!)
Bring a warm beverage to fuel your stroll!

We’ll make our way down College Avenue from Amherst to Yale Street. Whether you can stay for the entire journey, or just a block or two, we’d love to see you before the year ends.

Hope to see you all Saturday night!