Drake’s Toronto restaurant, Pick 6ix, is reportedly being permanently shut down over unpaid rent.
On Nov. 18, Pick 6ix posted to their Instagram that the restaurant would be temporarily closed due to flooding. However, on Monday (Nov. 26), Forward reported that the restaurant is actually closing down due to owing over $67,000 in unpaid rent.
In a statement to Daily Hive, Pick 6ix’s operations manager, Jeff Darby, contradicted the reports and reiterated that the shut down is temporary.
“We have always paid rent on time and this month is no different, despite a number of issues with the building – including two floods in the past two years due to issues with the pipes,” he said. “We plan to continue to work with the landlord to resolve any misunderstanding and get back to repairing the restaurant from the water damage. We want to thank our customers for their patience and hope to reopen again in the new year.”
The Daily Hive also reported that the property manager attempted to reach several people to settle the debt. In 2018, Pick 6ix closed its doors temporarily, again claiming water damage from flooding.
Drake has yet to make a public comment about the restaurant.
The news arrives after the announcement of Drizzy’s latest Toronto-based business venture. The rap mogul recently partnered with the Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth Co. to launch his own cannabis wellness company called More Life Growth Co. The fully licensed cannabis producer will reportedly be based in Toronto, with the More Life growth facility located in Scarborough, Ontario.
“The opportunity to partner with a world-class company like Canopy Growth on a global scale is really exciting,” Drake previously said in a press release. “The idea of being able to build something special in an industry that is ever growing has been inspiring. More Life and More Blessing.”
“When we first began talks with Drake we were extremely inspired by and aligned with his vision to bring best-in-class cannabis products to the world,” the Canopy Growth Co. CEO Mark Zekulin previously shared. “Drake’s perspective as a culture leader and entrepreneur combined with Canopy Growth’s breadth of cannabis knowledge will allow our new company to bring an unmatched cannabis experience to global markets.”