Italian restaurant Grotto had its last day of operations at 1725 Davie Street (near Denman Street) on January 27.
The restaurant, which opened in late 2015 in below-ground premises, is a sibling restaurant to Buckstop at 833 Denman Street. Its menu spanned antipasti, seafood, pasta, and pizza, as well as brunch items.
However, the good news is that a new establishment taking its place will contribute to culinary diversity in the neighbourhood.
Arike (pronounced ah-ree-kay) is a Nigerian-inspired restaurant.
The menu draws upon Nigerian street food, flavours, and seasonings while using Pacific Northwest ingredients.
The menu features two main sections: shareable plates (from $6 to $16) and flatbreads (from $15 to $17).
For more about this restaurant, see this article.