VANCOUVER — Bishop’s Restaurant in Vancouver has officially closed its doors after 36 years.
“After nearly two years of COVID-19 uncertainty we thought we had made it, but a new landlord and a whopping rent increase made it impossible to continue,” says John Bishop. “It turns out Vancouver isn’t just an expensive place to live, it’s also an incredibly expensive place to do business. Every restaurant and neighbourhood business knows that first-hand. With the help of our staff and customers, we made it through the worst of the pandemic, but a hefty rent increase, particularly these days, made it impossible to think about continuing.”
Bishop continues, “Regulars are everything in the restaurant business, and we had some of the most loyal customers in the province. We weren’t just a place to come for a special occasion, we had locals drop in throughout the week because they knew us and we knew them. I can’t say enough about our wonderful customers and also our terrific staff who made Bishop’s such a success for so many years.”
Able Auctions is liquidating the contents of Bishop’s on Jan. 22, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. An auction preview will take place on Jan. 21, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.