The Keg opening next to the Shangri-La Vancouver at old Ki location

In an interview with Business in Vancouver, David Aisenstat stated that The Keg will open at a new location at The Shangrli-La Hotel and close down their current location on Thurlow, adjacent to the Dollar Store.

Q: What will you do with the Ki’s location?

A: It will become a Keg. It’s a stunning, bigger premises with a lot of outside seating above street level. That’s unusual for downtown. There are few places where you don’t have the traffic and the noise of the street but you have a big patio.

Q: What will you do with the Keg space on Thurlow?

A: Our lease isn’t up, but we will leave a bit early. From the landlord’s [Concord Pacific] standpoint, that works out. I don’t think we would have had much longer there no matter what we wanted to do. They’re doing a renovation of the whole building and will have some very high-end, exciting retail tenants. From their perspective, they’re going to want a restaurant at that location that is part of a very high-end tenant group.

The Ki had closed in late December. No date has been set for The Keg’s new digs at the Shangri-La. Furthermore, no word yet on whether a high end restaurant or retailer will go into the current Keg space on Thurlow.

Photo via Yelp.