Pubs and cocktail clubs closed due to Covid-19 outbreak

Dear friends and family,

 

In light of the Covid-19 outbreak we are taking elevated safety measures to protect our employees and guests in an effort to support recommendations by Canadian health authorities.

 

As an industry leader, we have chosen to put health first. As such, we have made the decision to close our neighbourhood pubs and cocktail clubs in Vancouver and Toronto indefinitely effective this evening.

 

As a small business, like many others across Canada, we will be looking to the government for economic support. We’ll aim to reopen all of our businesses when the time is right but without the help of our landlords, lenders and suppliers aiding us to alleviate this financial burden, it’s possible they may not all make it. When this passes, we’re sure that support for local, independent businesses such as our own as well as the businesses we support will be necessary for communities to get back on their feet.

 

We encourage our friends everywhere to take the extra precautions necessary to safeguard their health and that of others. It’s everyone’s responsibility to help stop the spread of this virus. Please visit Canada’s Public Health website to familiarize yourself with the latest updates.

 

Through over two decades in business our industry has been faced with many challenges. We will work to overcome this one by putting safety and well-being first, taking the financial steps needed to reopen our businesses so our employees have jobs again, and then strengthen our communities by supporting our neighbours.

 

Thank you for your support, loyalty and patience.

 

Jeff Donnelly