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After 18 years Section (3) is shutting its doors

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DH Vancouver Staff Aug 28, 2012 8:25 am
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After 18 fantastic years, Section(3) will be closing its doors for good on Sept 22, 2012. They are still open and taking reservations until September 21st.

Section (3) wasn’t the original name. It originally opened as De Niro’s Supper Club as a tiny hole in the wall that attracted a wide variety of patrons to one of Yaletown’s few spots. This is well before the Yaletown we all know today. As business was brisk, Salli, the owner, moved two doors down the street to bigger digs.

In 1999 De Niro’s Supper Club made headlines when Robert De Niro threatened to sue under Section (3) of the BC Privacy Act. That’s when the name changed to Section (3).

Fast forward 18 years later.

Salli reflects back on her journey. “It isn’t just about what you do, but why you do it. My “why” was creating a space for people to enjoy themselves and eat simple beautiful food in a place that felt like a home. I appreciate and treasure the countless friendships that have developed over the past 18 years. These relationships will stay with me for a lifetime and I am forever grateful. This gift is what makes the last 6543 days of owning Section (3) meaningful and so relevant.”

“It’s been a wild wonderful 18 year ride, but sometimes you just have to close some doors so you can open up some new ones.” The restaurant has sold to Romer’s Burger Bar who will be renovating for 2 months.

See Also: Canada’s Top Chef Dale Mackay of Vancouver is closing both of his restaurants.

Image: Mashed Thoughts


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