Cru restaurant to close, plans to reopen under same name in future
Vancouver’s Cru restaurant (1459 West Broadway) will be closing its doors on June 30. After nine years of service, the Golden Plates-winning restaurant specializing in wine and West Coast-inspired small plates announced today (June 4) that owner Mark Taylor plans on reopening the restaurant under the same name in the future.
“I’m still going to own Cru as a name, and I do plan on doing something with it soon, nearby,” Taylor told the Straight by phone. “I’m proud of the brand, and it’s been nine years and well recognized and everything. We’ll open it up again—probably in the same neighbourhood if we can find an appropriate space—but for the meantime, I’ll take this summer kind of half off.”
Taylor credits his decision to close Cru at this time, in part, to recently having a new baby daughter as well as an upcoming wedding with fiancé Danna Rutherford in the fall.
“With the baby and two restaurants, there’s sort of a lot going on,” he said. “I’m thinking more for the future, so it seemed like the right time to cash in at this point rather than wait a few years and run it down.”
Taylor is also the owner of Siena (1485 West 12th Avenue), a casual Mediterranean restaurant that opened in February, which he plans to continue running. Meanwhile Cru’s long-time executive chef Alana Peckham has found a new home at Burnaby’s Hart House restaurant.
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