Flood damage closes The Birds & The Beets in Gastown (VIDEO)

Jan 15 2022, 9:05 pm

A popular cafe in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood is temporarily closed following flood damage.

The Birds & The Beets on Powell Street posted the news to its social media page.

A rep told Daily Hive that there had been a small fire in the apartment above the cafe. There’s no fire damage, but quite a bit of water and they don’t have a reopening date set because they’ll know more next week about the full extent of the damage.


“Last night, a small fire above our building led to a minor sprinkler related flood!” The restaurant shared in an Instagram post on Saturday, January 15.

A series of videos shows the glass of the front door shattered and water dripping from the ceiling onto the floor.



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“We will be closed until further notice until we can assess damage and make necessary repairs, but the space is looking much better today, and we’re hoping to be back up and running real soon.”

Drop by Hunnybee Bruncheonette in Chinatown to show your support for the restaurant group and get your brunch fix while we await repairs at The Birds & The Beets.

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