BMC Demolishes Parts Of Toto’s Garage, Soul Fry In Bandra
In a major demolition drive, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation demolished parts of 25 establishments in Pali Naka in Bandra West including the pub Toto’s Garage, the restaurants Ashmick’s Snack Shack, Gondola and Soul Fry, and wine shops Deepak and Jude on Thursday, September 21. According to the BMC, the portions that were demolished were illegal and encroaching upon the road. It’s notable that most of the places affected by the drive are long-standing establishments that have been around for at least a couple of decades. For instance, Toto’s opened in 1992 and is among the oldest – and most popular – bars in Mumbai. A series of videos of the exterior of the pub being broken down were being circulated on the day of the demolition. From the clips, filmed on phone cameras, it was unclear whether all or part of Toto’s Garage was totaled. However, according to this report by the Hindustan Times, the bar will reopen after a couple of days.