South Granville’s Williams-Sonoma to close at the end of January 2020

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      The South Granville neighbourhood will soon lose another tenant.

      California-based kitchen and cookware giant Williams-Sonoma (2903 Granville Street) will be closing its only location in British Columbia at the end of January 2020.

      Management at its Vancouver store told the Straight that the popular retailer wasn’t planning on renewing its lease after 12 years.

      Its kitchen near the checkout counters was often used for cooking demonstrations.
      Tammy Kwan

      A “for lease” sign is currently plastered on the building, and is being listed by Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate. The retail listing states the space will be available beginning February 1, 2020.

      The luxury home emporium is known for selling everything from cookware to bakeware, cooking tools to cutlery, tableware and kitchen electrics, as well as gourmet food and cookbooks.

      Frequent visitors to the high-end shop will have knowledge of Williams-Sonoma’s gourmet food demonstrations and samplings, which ranged from cakes to stews, pizzas to air-fryer chips, and more.

      The store's Food Hall is still stocked with seasonings and spices, sauces and oils, and more.
      Tammy Kwan

      The store is currently offering discounts on all its products until its closure early next year. If you’re looking for its other brick-and-mortar locations, you’ll have to trek to Seattle or Calgary.

      Other longtime establishments that have closed and will soon close in the district include Plum Clothing, Ouisi Bistro, and Toptable Group’s West Restaurant.

      Don't expect discounted items to stay on its shelves for long.
      Tammy Kwan

      Update

      The Williams-Sonoma store decided not to close at the end of January, according to a December 31 article by Stanley Q. Woodvine. 

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