SAANICH, B.C. — Sassy’s Restaurant in Central Saanich B.C. has officially closed its doors. Cory Porter, who opened the restaurant as part of the Smitty’s chain told Saanich News that thousands of people have worked at the restaurant over the years. Long-time employees include Rich Nelson (30 years), Barry McGarvy (32 years) and Chrissy Olsen (25 years).
Olsen is organizing a First Nations ceremony to mark the closure and still hopes that a last-minute buyer will come forward to buy the restaurant off Porter, who is closing to look after his wife diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.