Vancouver's Main Street will lose its vegetarian Foundation, due to rising rents

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      Unfortunately, the rumours are true.

      One of Vancouver's best-known vegetarian restaurants is closing.

      After some unsubstantiated reports, the owners of the Foundation confirmed with the CBC that the eatery will be shutting down on February 26. (The Georgia Straight had requested an interview with the restaurant last week but did not receive a reply.)

      The restaurant acquired a following after spending 15 years in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood at 2301 Main Street.

      The menu has spanned everything from burgers, nachos, pastas, and salads to maple bean chili, scrambled tofu on spinach, and black beans with mangos on rice, with a drink menu offering cocktails, sangria, beer, and wine.

      The restaurant isn't the only popular spot in the neighbourhood that's calling it quits. 

      Just across the street, the four-year-old art gallery and presentation space Hot Art Wet City will close at 2206 Main Street on March 31 due to rent increases.