The Drive’s First Closures

In the last Changes on the Drive report, I noted that it is too early to tell the long term damage the covid-19 crisis will inflict on local businesses.  However, we have now heard of the first closure in this period.

The five-year old Cabrito Restaurant at 2270 Commercial will officially close this weekend.  The tone of the press announcement suggests that the closure was going to happen with or without the virus. The virus, however, has disrupted any plans for a big send-off party.

 

When I was doing the Changes walk last Tuesday, I noticed that Triple A Grocery at 1626 Commercial had closed. When I passed by yesterday I saw that they have actually boarded up the place.  I hope that is just a temporary situation.

 

One Response to The Drive’s First Closures

  1. Ferry Seagull says:

    They have been trying to sell out for months.
    Zolo has listing
    https://www.zolo.ca/vancouver-real-estate/1626-commercial-drive

    The Triple A name still lives on 4362 East Hastings in Burnaby, The original Triple A owner once had 5 stores, one called Osoyoos Supermarket on 5725 Victoria at 41st.
    He had another store in the empire in Maple Ridge on Dewdney Trunk road.
    Only one left was North Burnaby.
    He has since also opened a branch on 2225 Hastings at Garden Drive about 3 years ago.

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