May 19, 2024

Vancouver restaurant closure: Heirloom Vegetarian closing

Just one of Vancouver’s beacons of the new wave of veg-centered eating places from about a 10 years back remaining followers surprised with an announcement on social media Jan. 12 that the finish was near. 

Heirloom, which has been open at 1509 W 12th Ave in South Granville considering that 2012, shared the news on its Instagram account. 

“Unavoidably, Heirloom Vegetarian will be closing its doorways for very good incredibly before long,” commences the prepared message. 

“Be a part of us for the very last few brunches when you can! It’s possible just a few weekends remaining, we are going to retain you posted!”

The restaurant’s operators go on to indicate Heirloom’s artwork and chairs will be set up for sale as nicely.

Nevertheless, Heirloom did not specify an precise closing date or why they said the closure was “unavoidable” in the announcement.

Several months later, Heirloom revealed the cafe would stop operations on April 1, closing on the Easter Monday getaway for superior at 4 p.m.

“Alas the day has occur [when] we at Heirloom will be closing our doors on South Granville for the final time,” commences the restaurant’s announcement on Instagram.

The business also hinted that they may possibly be at operate on a further venture, nevertheless, unsurprisingly, proprietors have saved it vague: “Keep an eye out for some thing in the near long run.”

By natural means, calendar-mindful skeptics are pointing out the date Vancouverites will have to retain an eye on what takes place to the Heirloom house, strategy, and Instagram account right after Monday to see if they have been April Fooling.  

Heirloom opened in 2012 as a cafe with healthier, veggie-ahead fare

Heirloom began as a cafe strategy based on the goal of supplying Vancouver locals and site visitors alike a much healthier eating choice. The cafe wound up leaning into its vegetarian and vegan menu choices, finally getting recognized as “Heirloom Vegetarian” and recognised for its brunch dishes.

All through its tenure, Heirloom branched out to insert a nearby juice store on Granville Road and a quick-lived West Vancouver Heirloom site at Ambleside (now house to OEB Breakfast). Heirloom Juice Co. shut in the summer months of 2023.

Far more lately, Heirloom ruffled lots of a feather by expanding its menu choices to include things like meat, drawing backlash from longtime admirers of the restaurant’s dedication to showcasing vegetarian and plant-dependent fare. 

Adhering to information of its impending closure, the restaurant appeared to have dialled up the discourse on social media, volleying again at any one increasing objections or lobbing critiques at the enterprise in the comments segment of Heirloom’s Instagram posts.

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