VANCOUVER – Bishop’s restaurant has announced it will be closing their doors permanently. The pub style restaurant served meals inspired by the West Coast’s local produce.
After 36 years the restaurant served the Kitsilano neighborhood and sadly after struggling through the pandemic, government policies crippled the Bishop’s operations forcing them to run at reduced capacity and made it unsustainable causing them to shut down.
“Vancouver isn’t just an expensive place to live, it’s an expensive place to do business as well” said owner John Bishop in a notice posted on their website.
They closed down back in the spring of 2020 and then re-opened until January 2022. With uncertainty stuck in the B.C. Restart plan step 3 and lockdowns looming, some businesses just can’t continue to afford paying rent and get offered debt to stay alive but that doesn’t make sense to do.
Bishop was faced with a life changing decision with a new landlord and a larger pease
“a new landlord and a whopping rent increase made it impossible to continue,”
Bishop said his restaurant opened in 1985 and thanks all the customers which they had loyal customers from all over the lower mainland.
The restaurant’s old kitchenware is being donated to charity while the remaining will be sold at an auction on Jan. 22.
Able Auctions (www.ableauctions.ca) has been contracted to liquidate the entire contents of Bishop’s on January 22 at 9:30 AM. An auction preview at the restaurant takes place Friday January 21st, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.