Closed and closing soon: 7 Vancouver restaurants to say goodbye to

Jan 22 2021, 6:40 pm

Something we don’t love? Vancouver restaurant closures.

The restaurant industry in Vancouver can be fickle, and – once again – the city’s dining scene has suffered some casualties.

Last year we lost some greats. Here’s the list of the 35 most notable restaurant closures of 2020.

Here is your update on restaurants in and around Vancouver that have recently shuttered or will do so imminently.


Slickity Jim’s Chat ‘n’ Chew


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Slickity Jim’s 1387 W 7th Avenue location closed near the end of November. The restaurant told patrons they can expect the same delicious grub at its remaining Main Street location.

Nicli Gastown

One of Vancouver’s most popular pizza joints has closed its doors after a decade of operation. Nicli Gastown is now shuttered. The 62 E Cordova Street eatery quietly closed after serving up traditional Italian pizza, salads, and beverages for 10 years.

Rumpus Room

You’ll no longer find the Rumpus Room operating on Main Street, as a new concept called Slim Jim’s BBQ will be opening up there very soon.

Copper Chimney


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Copper Chimney, located in downtown Vancouver’s Hotel Le Soleil has quietly closed its doors. A representative from the restaurant told Dished Vancouver that the 567 Hornby Street bar and grill reopened in October after being closed from the onset of the pandemic in March, but that it closed once again for good on November 13.

Fatburger Denman


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This 1101 Denman Street destination officially shuttered on December 14, according to signage on the now-closed eatery’s door.

Closing Soon

Starbucks (Granville & 2nd)


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notable Starbucks location in Vancouver has confirmed it will be closing its doors at the end of this month. The coffee giant’s cafe at Granville and 2nd (1500 West 2nd Avenue) will be serving up its last beverages on January 31, the store confirmed to Dished Vancouver.

Bishop’s Restaurant


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This iconic establishment confirmed in a post on Instagram that it would continue to operate “a little longer” due to the demand they’ve seen from the public. No new closing date was shared, but the eatery did confirm that staff would be taking a break from January 1 to 13 before re-opening the restaurant on January 14, 2021.

Looking for a new place to dine? Be sure to check out these 35 new Vancouver restaurants.

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