Bad News About Sapphire

Sapphire, the Sri Lankan restaurant I featured on Pacific Palate last week, is being forced to close its doors tomorrow, March 1st.

According to co-owner Chris DeVaz, the building housing the restaurant in Gastown has been sold and the new owner wants to run the restaurant space, now.  She says they’ve been forced to leave before their lease runs out, with the landlord daring them to go to court to get compensation.  Not a happy story, and the Vancouver dining public loses a unique restaurant.

However, Chris says the family is searching for a new downtown location, and they’ll let me know as soon as they’re up and running again.  If you know of such a location, send me an email at pacificpalate at telus dot net.

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