Bows X Arrows is officially closing its doors after this week

Aug 17 2018, 3:18 am

Bows X Arrows on Fraser Street in East Vancouver has announced it will be closing its doors after this week.

The owner of the trendy spot, known for its coffee, food, wine, craft beer, and cocktails, shared a heartfelt message of goodbye on Instagram explaining his decision to sell the cafe, which has been open since the fall of 2016.

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The message explained that the 4194 Fraser Street location has been sold and that “the new operator lives in the neighbourhood and runs restaurants we very much respect and admire.”

Here’s the full message below, we’ll keep you posted on what’s going into this place next, for now, head to this neighbourhood gem and get your last taste of Bows X Arrows Vancouver.

The last day of service will be Sunday, August 19.

Dear friends.

It’s going to be hard to leave you. .
We’d like to finally announce what some have known for some time – we have a buyer for the restaurant and this will be our last week. Had things played out cleanly we would have made this public sooner, but with staff and families in the
balance, we’ve waited for more certainty rather than feed the sharks. We trust you understand.
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Fraser has traded up, somewhat, in that the new operator lives in the neighborhood and runs restaurants we very much respect and admire. You don’t often get to choose your buyer, but, importantly, this room is going to a good home. We will let them make their own announcements so please don’t ask here:) It will not be Bows.
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The choice to sell BXA Fraser has been very hard, as we have had excellent humans who have been here with us everyday and have worked for one another and towards what we wanted to be for the neighborhood. That many have been able to move into new, better, opportunities is very satisfying. But, I won’t lie, this is hard and it hurts, too. Love to everyone past and present. You’ve taught me so much.
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This Sunday brunch will be our last service – then it’s a party. Please come through. …
@bowsxarrowscoffee is still a thing. We roast and source coffees. We champion people over bullshit. We have facilitated many important things this year that have made the decision to sell somewhat easier in that we know what we do very well already – and if we commit to this then we are better for it. .
I’m gonna stay closer to home with my family and raise my son. Victoria might get a new joint, soon enough. Come visit. .

– love, drew.