Former Kitsilano retro diner Moderne Burger announces new location in Vancouver

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      A chapter in Kitsilano history came to an end when several neighbourhood eateries and businesses shut down this spring.

      A redevelopment project on the 2500 block of West Broadway forced Kinome Japanese Kitchen, Benny's Café, and Aria Florist and Wedding Design to shut down or relocate.  

      After a 17-year-run, Moderne Burger closed its doors at 2507 West Broadway on April 29. The retro diner garnered quite the following for its menu consisting of classic burgers, milkshakes, and freshly cut fries.

      Moderne Burger

      On May 18, owners of Moderne Burger revealed that they were working on establishing a new location.

      "We've decided to take some time to locate the right space so that we can recreate the original Moderne Burger," the owners stated on social media and their website. "Fortunately, we had been working on a project for a second location with a new and slightly different spin."

      They added that it will have the same look and feel as the previous venue, as well as the menu items they were renowned for.

      On July 16, the owners announced that the new address will be on Broadway but further east, at 865 West Broadway (at Laurel Street) in the Fairview neighbourhood and a few blocks away from the Broadway—City Hall Canada Line station.

      Owner Peter Kokinis told the Georgia Straight that the new location is substantially larger at 5,000-square-feet, with the previous location being only one-quarter of the new space. 

      He said the seating area, which will be shared with Tim Horton's, with 150 seats on two levels.

      The opening, which will combine Moderne Burger with their Burgerette project, is slated for late summer. Kokinis said that the Burgerette menu, which will launch the new location, will feature the same menu, but with smaller sizes. The Moderne Burger menu, he explained, will be incorporated later on. 

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