Yet another long-standing restaurant has shut down in Metro Vancouver.
The Pearl House at 7625 Edmonds Street in Burnaby closed on January 15, according to its Facebook page.
A second Pearl House at 170–4611 No. 6 Road in Richmond will permanently close on Saturday (January 29).
The end of the Richmond Taiwanese eatery comes shortly before the Lunar New Year on Tuesday (February 1), which brings in the Year of the Tiger.
Founded in 1997, the Pearl House was one of Vancouver's earliest Taiwanese restaurants, offering expats beef noodle and other dishes that are so popular in the East Asian island nation.
The owner, Henry Wu, told Richmond News reporter Nono Shen that the closure is due to two reasons: difficulty finding staff and his plan to return to Taiwan later this year.
Last week, Vancouver lost one of its landmark Indian restaurants when Raga shut down at 1177 West Broadway after more than 40 years in business. And at the start of the month, Bishop's closed its doors on West 4th after 35 years of award-winning cuisine.