Zend Conscious Lounge is closing its doors this week.
The Yaletown eatery, located at 1130 Mainland Street, was known for its healthy, plant-based food, botanical kava bar, and community vibes.
The owners released a statement announcing the closure in which they thanked their customers for three years of successful business.
Zend first opened its doors with an aim to “help expand Vancouver’s knowledge of the power of healthy living.”
The eatery also hosted many popular community events including sober dance parties, meditation classes, movie nights, along with a #Zendtalks speaking series.
Why are they closing? Zend said in their statement that “things are only worth doing if they are done right,” and continued to explain that they want to refocus and relaunch Zend in the future.
“With so many things on the go, it has been a challenge to keep the vision of Zend strong and alive…We are currently looking for the right leader to lead and a slightly reduced menu expanded drink section in our drink portfolio brand in a new location.”
The lounge will be hosting a Grand ZendOff Party on July 4 from 6 to 10 pm that will feature live entertainment. A $20 donation will get you entry into the shindig along with two drinks and vegan snacks, with all proceeds going to a Cause We Care Foundation.
Looks like there’s one less healthy lunch option in Yaletown, we’ll keep you posted on where Zend will be popping up next.