A streetwear store in Toronto that has had well-known customers is shutting down for good.
Get Fresh Company used to get visits from big names like Method Man, LeBron James, Childish Gambino, Usher, and Frank Ocean.
Now, they have announced that they are closing their storefront in Toronto for good, saying they are focused on growing the brand as an online store and through pop-up events.
The closing announcement also cries out for collaborations with Remy Martin and the Toronto Raptors, thanking the community for the support that enabled them to receive this recognition.
“I wanted GFC to give everyone who looked like me a role model in this path. By leading by example and creating something to achieve and surpass,” the post read.
“At first I was told I had to change my name ‘Fresh’ because it would never get me far. Also, to cut my braids if I wanted to be taken seriously.”
Get Fresh holds an in-store clothing sale only during its last week of operation.
“With all of the construction that’s about to take place on Queen Street West over the next five to seven years with the arrival of the new metro, and our building was also sold this year, which is related to with a rent increase coming on Jan. 1, 2022, it makes sense that we close while we’re on a high note, ”Get Fresh owner Jebril Jalloh told blogTO.
“I started this business at 23 and never thought or dreamed of achieving this level of success with our brand or even being open for ten years.”
The store is also celebrating its last week of activity with a 10th anniversary photo exhibit that runs until the last day for Get Fresh Company on November 1.