Resto roundup: More Matchstick, Pie Shoppe, and Tractor, but less Boca and Hanoi

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      Here's what's opening and closing, including three local expansions and two closures, with one temporary takeover amongst those.

      Preparing for more pies

      As we previously mentioned, the Pie Shoppe, known for its delectable pies,coffee, and ice cream, is working on its second location at 1875 Powell Street. They're aiming to open August 27.

      Pie Shoppe

      In the meantime, as the Pie Shoppe team focuses their energy on preparing their new location, they're hosting a chef residency at their Chinatown location.

      Pie Shoppe

      Chef Annabelle Choi is temporarily taking over their 721 Gore Street location for the month of August.

      Choi is serving up her sourdough bread as well as sweet and savoury treats.

      More Matchstick

      Fans of Matchstick Coffee will be pleased to know they're opening up a third location in East Vancouver.

      Matchstick Coffee

      Their menu includes freshly baked items, ranging from desserts and bread to sandwiches, and—of course—coffee.

      Matchstick Coffee

      It currently has two locations: the first opened in 2012 at 639 East 15th Avenue near Fraser Street, and the second one launched in Chinatown at 213 East Georgia in 2014.

      The third location will be at 4807 Main Street near Riley Park.

      Tractoring on

      Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods recently opened its third location in the Olympic Village at 1751 Quebec Street.

      Tractor Everyday Healthy Food

      The local cafeteria-style chain, which offers a range of salads, sandwiches, soups, and stews, is now planning to open a fourth spot.

      The new location will be at the Telus Garden tower at 547 Robson Street.

      Tractor Everyday Healthy Food

      No longer livin' la vida Boca

      Alas, grab 'n' go spot Boca in the Fairview neighbourhood has closed at 1513 West Broadway.

      The petite shop's Latin-inspired offerings offered a small range of grilled sandwiches, with ingredients such as Colombian meatloaf, Salvadorian pork roast, and Chilean chicken, as well as burritos and salads.

      Gone but not pho-gotten

      Unfortunately, Ken and Thuy Nguyen's Hanoi Bistro in the Davie Village has closed at 1150 Davie Street.

      Hanoi Bistro

      Although they celebrated their first anniversary on July 1, the North Vietnamese restaurant has closed its doors for good.

      The menu covered all the bases, such as pho, báhn mì, and spring rolls, as well as items such as pyramid cake wrapped in banana leaf (bánh giò) and elk or kangaroo kebabs.

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