Vancouver restaurant closures that happened in 2020

Dec 21 2020, 8:12 am

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.

Some of these spots were revived with a new concept, while others sadly, closed permanently.

Here are some notable Vancouver restaurants that closed in 2020.

Burgoo Kitsilano

 

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The Kitsilano location of this local comfort food mini-chain offered its last day of service on December 13.

Frenchies Diner

 

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Longtime Main Street staple Frenchies Diner said “au revoir” after 19 years of business. The Vancouver eatery was destroyed by a three-alarm blaze in Mount Pleasant.

Tuck Craft Kitchen

 

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Gastown’s Tuc Craft Kitchen closed its doors after seven years of operation back in August.

The Metropole Pub

 

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The Metropole Pub in Vancouver closed its doors this fall. The 320 Abbott Street business was a popular Gastown spot for cheap and cheerful drinks.

Angus Bakery & Cafe

 

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Longtime Vancouver business Angus Bakery & Cafe has closed its doors after more than two decades of operation.

The Holy Crab

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The West End restaurant opened in early 2017, offering patrons a fun experience and delicious Louisiana-style seafood eats and sides. It closed in May.

White Spot (Cardero and Georgia)

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The 1616 W Georgia location of the popular family of restaurants served up its last plates of signature burgers and fries this week before closing permanently in November.

The Pear Tree Restaurant

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Located in Burnaby Heights at 4120 E Hastings Street, the distinguished eatery released a statement citing “irreconcilable lease negotiations” as the reason for shuttering.

Campagnolo

Italian restaurant Campagnolo announced this summer that they would not be reopening. The 1020 Main Street establishment opened in 2008.

Felicia’s Restaurant

 

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The old-school Italian joint was located at 2492 E Hastings Street in Vancouver’s Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood. This restaurant had been a hidden gem and staple in the area since 1980.

L’Opera Patisserie

The popular 5951 Minoru Boulevard spot operated for over a decade. Its last day of service was on August 16.

Broadmoor Bakery

 

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The Broadmoor Bakery, located at 10111 Number 3 Road in Richmond, shut down after 61 years of business. The authentic Dutch European bakery first opened its doors in 1958.

Centro

 

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Centro is no more as its owners have replaced the 1037 Denman Street space with a new concept, a fried chicken joint called The Roost.

The Boathouse — Richmond

 

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The Boathouse has quietly shuttered its Richmond location and removed the outpost from its website.

Café Crêpe (Robson)

 

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After 21 years of operation, Café Crêpe has permanently closed its 1032 Robson Street location.

Au Petit Café

Au Petit Cafe closed

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Au Petit Café has confirmed to Daily Hive that it permanently shuttered after 25 years of operation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gigi’s Pizza

Gigi's Pizza

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Gigi’s Pizza, located at 189 West Broadway, permanently closed after its final day of operation on June 15. The restaurant thanked its loyal patrons for three decades of support.

Federico’s Supper Club

 

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Longtime Vancouver staple Federico’s Supper Club has announced its closure after more than two decades of business.

Storm Crow Tavern

 

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This quirky hangout, known for its games, whacky decor, and good vibes, operated at 1305 Commercial Drive for over seven years.

Chocolate Arts

 

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Vancouver sweet spot Chocolate Arts has closed its 1620 W 3rd Avenue location after 27-or-so years of business.

Vij’s Rangoli

Vij’s Rangoli has permanently left its space at 1480 W 11th Avenue in South Granville, officially moving its operations to Vij’s Restaurant on Cambie Street.

The Sardine Can

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Gastown Spanish tapas joint, The Sardine Can, has closed permanently. The 26 Powell Street bistro released a statement on social media thanking staff, suppliers, and customers.

Cabrito Tapas

Cabrito Tapas, located at 2270 Commercial Drive, closed its doors on April 5.

Royal Dinette

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Royal Dinette, located at 905 Dunsmuir St 1st Floor in Vancouver, closed its doors in March.

Timber

Timber

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Timber, known as a spot for Canadian comfort food in Vancouver, offered its last service on March 22.

The Bottleneck

 

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Longtime downtown Vancouver Granville Strip eatery and bar, The Bottleneck, closed its doors in March. The 870 Granville Street spot was known for its pub fare, craft beers, and cocktails.

The Charles Bar

The Charles Bar in Gastown (The Charles Bar)

The Charles Bar in Gastown (The Charles Bar)

After a decade of operation, The Charles Bar officially closed its doors at 136 W Cordova Street in Gastown. 

Mamie Taylor’s

 

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The restaurant, known for its American comfort food and unique taxidermy decor, offered its last day of service on February 23. It operated for seven years.

Coquille Fine Seafood

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The 100-seat Gastown restaurant came to us from L’Abattoir Chefs Lee Cooper and Jack Chen. Daily Hive reached out for a reason for the closure but did not hear back.

Musette Caffé

Musette Caffe

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Musette Caffé was a licensed, bike-friendly cafe and bar located at 1325 Burrard Street that had been open since Spring 2016.

YEW seafood + bar (Four Seasons Vancouver)

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YEW seafood + bar officially closed its doors in January, just ahead of the Four Seasons Vancouver shuttering its doors for good as well.

Memphis Blues West Broadway

The original Memphis Blues location, known for serving up award-winning BBQ specialties, had been operating for 18 years before closing earlier this year.

Ming Wo Cookware Chinatown

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After serving its community for more than 100 years in Vancouver, the legendary Ming Wo Cookware closed the doors to its historic Chinatown location in late April.

Juniper Kitchen & Bar

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Chinatown’s Juniper Kitchen + Bar quietly shuttered after its final service at the end of December. It had operated here since 2015.

West Restaurant

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West Restaurant + Bar officially closed its doors after two decades of operation at the end of December 2019 after 20 years of business.

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