Calgary restaurant closures that happened in 2020

Dec 18 2020, 2:04 pm

The restaurant industry is a fickle one, so while we know that some eateries inevitably need to close their doors, we never want to see them shut for good.

Some of these spots were revived with a new concept, while sadly, others closed permanently.

Here are some notable Calgary restaurants that closed in 2020.

Tazza

Tazza closing

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Tazza Deli & Grill, a Bridgeland staple known for its shawarma and tasty Middle Eastern eats, closed this year after 23 years of business.

Brasserie Kensington

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After a decade of operation, Brasserie Kensington closed its doors to make way for a new concept from the same owners.

Tavernetta

 

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Tavernetta, located at 1002 Edmonton Trail in Calgary, was known for its pasta, Negronis, awesome outdoor patio.

Midtown Kitchen & Bar

 

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This Kensington spot, known for its comfort eats, wine, beer, and spirits menu, operated at 302 10 Street NW for six years.

The Oak Tree Tavern

 

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The Oak Tree Tavern, located at 124 10th Street NW permanently closed this year after eight years of business.

Blink Restaurant

Blink Restaurant closed

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The downtown restaurant, located at 111 8 Avenue SW, had been one of YYC’s top dining destinations for almost 13 years.

Two Penny/The Tea House

Two Penny

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Opened in 2017, Two Penny and The Tea House were a staple of Beltline’s culinary experiences, offering dishes inspired by Asia and North America.

Chop Steakhouse & Bar

 

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This restaurant was tucked into the mall near the Scotiabank Theatre side of the centre. It featured a spacious interior and an airy rooftop patio.

Anju

 

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This staple on Calgary’s 17th Avenue permanently closed up shop at its former address this year. It has since to reopen at a new location.

Nellie’s Cosmic Cafe

Nellie's Cosmic Cafe

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Nellie’s Cosmic Cafe permanently closed after two decades of business on the popular Calgary street.

Blink Restaurant

 

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The downtown restaurant, located at 111 8 Avenue SW, had been one of YYC’s top dining destinations for almost 13 years. 

Market

 

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This Calgary restaurant operated at its 718 17 Avenue SW address for 7.5 years. Market’s team called the departure from its space “bittersweet” and said they would be looking to relocate somewhere new.

The Dandelion

The Dandelion opened in September 2018 with a goal to be as close to zero waste as possible.

Mill Street Brewpub Calgary

This 219 17 Avenue SW Calgary brewery and pub released a statement citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for shuttering. Mill Street operates other brewpubs in Toronto, Ottawa, and St. John’s.

Waalflower Kitchen & Cocktails

Waalflower operated for just over one year. It opened in March 2019 and delighted patrons with its array of locally sourced grub and drinks.

The HiFi Club

 

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Less of a restaurant and more of a place for drinks, but it still counts. The Hifi Club announced that after a 15-year run of hosting epic live DJ sets, dance parties, and more, it was closing.

 

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