11 beloved Vancouver restaurants that closed in 2017

Dec 24 2017, 6:23 pm

The restaurant industry is a fickle one, so while we know that some eateries inevitably need to close their doors, we never want to see them shut for good.

But alas, this is the way of the foodie world. Here are the 11 biggest restaurant closures in Vancouver in 2017.

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Trafalgars Bistro

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This West Side eatery served their last meal on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017. Known for their elevated French dishes, their grub and their sunny patio will definitely be missed by those that frequented it over the past twenty years.

Address: 2603 West 16 Avenue, Vancouver

Charlie’s Little Italian

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Main Street neighbourhood gem Charlie’s Little Italian officially closed its doors in August this year.

Address: 2610 Main Street, Vancouver

The Foundation

Known for their nachos and their eclectic “broke uni student” decor, The Foundation closed this year after being a mainstay on Main Street for nearly 15 years.

Address: 2301 Main Street, Vancouver

Francesco’s Ristorante Italia

This eatery known for its Italian classics was located at Burrard and Robson had been kicking 15 years in 2017. This spot closed on June 25 of this year.

Address: 860 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Nick’s Spaghetti House

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Commercial Drive lost a culinary institution – Nick’s Spaghetti House. The restaurant opened in 1955 and had been a beloved local haunt serving up meatballs and pasta on the regular ever since. This spot closed in December 2017.

Address: 631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


Gastown’s tiny Hi-Five grilled cheese window-only restaurant closed at the end of August in 2017.

Address: 30 East Cordova Street, Vancouver

Acme Cafe

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The eatery, known for its epic pies, the happy hour that came with them, and delicious all-day breakfast announced they were closing in November in an Instagram post.

Address: 51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Chill Winston

Beloved local haunt the Chill Winston closed its doors at the end of September. The former Gastown haunt was replaced by Local at the end of November.

Address: 3 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Cloud 9

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Cloud 9, the revolving restaurant atop the Empire Landmark Hotel, closed its doors at the end of September.

Address: 1400 Robson Street, Vancouver

The Dish


The Dish, believed to be Vancouver’s longest LGBT owned and operated restaurant (25 years), closed at the end of October.

Address: 1068 Davie Street, Vancouver

Hurricane Grill – North Vancouver

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If you drive by the Hurricane Grill in North Vancouver, you’ll notice the absence of the restaurant’s signature vibrant red and yellow signage. After 14 years of operation the original grill closed its doors for good in 2017.

Address: 1137 Marinaside Crescent, North Vancouver

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