There have been several much-loved Vancouver restaurants that have closed their doors recently, and news of this one seriously stings.
Trans Am Restaurant, located at 1879 Powell Street in Port Town, announced that it was “done” via Instagram over the weekend.
The popular 13-seat, hole-in-the-wall spot first opened in December 2016.
It was known for its drool-worthy burgers and also for being a cell phone free zone — something owner Gianmarco Colannino told Daily Hive he implemented back in Fall 2018.
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The eatery thanked the city and patrons for their support over the years and also said that while chapter one might be over, there will be a chapter two for Trans Am eventually.
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What makes Trans Am what it is? It’s the social interaction, the escape from reality, while offering a space where people have the chance step out of their boundaries and meet new people. Unfortunately with the way things are going, this concept just doesn’t work right now. But just because this chapter is done, doesn’t mean there isn’t going to be a chapter 2. We may be down, but we’re not out. Thank you to our faithful Trans Am family, we love you and need you to trust that we will be back. The amount of support we’ve received from you has been beyond anything I could have imagined. In Trans Am fashion, we won’t let you down, think of it like this, we’re just going to slap a couple turbos onto this beast. If you thought Trans Am was fucking cool, chapter 2 will blow you away, hopefully 🖤