Fray on Fraser is Now Closed

Fray on Fraser, a restaurant in East Van, has closed its doors for good a couple of days ago.

Fray on Fraser is Now Closed

Vancity Buzz broke the news and posted a message from the Fray on Fraser website (which has now been deleted):

It is with regret that we have to announce, due to a partnership dispute, that Fray has closed its doors.

The place was full, profitable and much loved by Fraser Street, but unfortunately a minority shareholder recently signed a contract to sell the business, against the instructions of the majority of investors. Now we’re in a situation where we either have to sell at a loss or face a lawsuit from the buyer, who wishes to close it and turn it into a vegan restaurant, if we don’t.

Given the circumstances, today we made the brutally hard decision to close the doors of a packed restaurant and let the lawyers do their thing.

We can only apologize to those people who had bookings and come out every week for trivia and now have nowhere to feed their kids in the hood.

We’ve fought beyond hard, but sometimes you’ve got to push back from the table and start afresh.

We’ll miss you, Fraser Street. But we won’t be gone for long.

It is too bad to see a popular restaurant close for internal dispute issues. I’m sad that I just noticed this restaurant after reading about it closing, because now I want to try their food.


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2 Comments on “Fray on Fraser is Now Closed”

  1. Mark E. Mark
    April 29, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    Nowhere to feed their kids? Hyperbole much?


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