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The stunning restaurant ran into some criticism before and after its opening on May 11, 2018.
Escobar’s owners came under fire from the Colombian Consulate for naming the new spot after the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, a name synonymous with one of the darkest episodes of Colombian history.
Following the Consulate’s concerns, owners Ari Demosten and Alex Kyriazis released a statement in response to the letter from the Vancouver Food Policy Council, who condemned the establishment for not being “culturally appropriate.”
Kyriazis told Daily Hive via email that they have accepted an offer on the former space, and plan on opening in a new, larger location in the future.