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dimples_323 Jan 4, 2011 08:01 PM

From their facebook page: The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe is closed. I am unable to secure a new lease. Thank you, everyone, for your support, your birthdays & anniversaries, and our community. Most of all, thank you Jason Leizert and my entire staff. I have never been so graced but for the gift of time with you all. I did my best. Thank you kindly.

They had a groupon deal not too long ago...

  1. Cookworks Jan 10, 2011 09:18 AM

    Wow, first I've heard of this. Cookworks has always been a fan of Anthony Sedlak (we even had him in to do a cooking class last year), and we were disappointed when he opted out.
    Even so, a bunch of us wanted to give the place a chance, and to be honest didn't have the best experience there, service wise. Still, it would have been nice to see Corner Suite have the chance to develop a bit more. C'est la vie.

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      ck1234 Jan 5, 2011 03:52 PM

      Bankruptcy, Steve Da Cruz says now.

      http://communities.canada.com/vancouv...

      Re: Groupon refunds. Email them support@Groupon.com . Let them know your voucher # and that Corner Suite closed.

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        repartee Jan 5, 2011 07:36 PM

        Wrote them and they replied that the number and website still worked and I could use them till the expiry date.

        This is a corporate office though. Are the doors closed?

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          fmed Jan 5, 2011 10:26 PM

          The doors are closed.

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            ck1234 Jan 6, 2011 08:58 AM

            This is the response I got about it:

            Hi Christine,

            Very sorry about this. This is of course not the experience we want our customers to have when trying to redeem their Groupon. We can either credit your account toward a future Groupon purchase or process a refund.

            Thanks very much for your patience and please let me know what you decide,
            Best,

            Esther
            support@groupon.com

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              repartee Jan 7, 2011 06:52 PM

              Thanks fmed and ck1234.

              Christine, Your Esther and my Lisa varied in that I wasn't offered a choice.

              No matter. I got a refund

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          Tinfoilhat Jan 4, 2011 11:01 PM

          No shock to see them go. Seemed to be cursed from the start. They opened many many months late and missed the largest part of the tourist season, lost their marquis chef before many of their permits were issued. Bit of a dead corner that, strange; right next to Guu which does business and only a couple of hundred feet from Le Crocodile but that spot doesn't make it. Only went there once and it was very early in their run. The food was a bit disappointing, the waitress was very inexperienced, and I know this is a bit of a small peeve, but I absolutely hated the colour of the chairs. Didn't go back. I work only a block from that site. If I had been impressed, or struck colourblind, I would have been there quite a bit.

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            eatrustic Jan 4, 2011 11:27 PM

            Unable to secure a new lease? You mean they opened with a 1 year lease? Not likely.

            Don't mean to rub salt in the wound but better to call a spade a spade and blame the economy, a concept with insufficient depth or the new liquor laws but please don't use the lease excuse.
            With very few exceptions almost all restaurants have at least a 5 and 5 lease setup when they open or it makes no sense to spend a ton of money along with blood, sweat and tears to get up and running.
            The only recent restaurant that I can think of that did not have a long lease was Boneta and they worked that to their advantage.

            As mentioned above, too bad, it's been a tough location for many years.

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              fmed Jan 5, 2011 07:29 AM

              They probably tried to renegotiate the lease terms and couldn't. In any case, it seems discouraging. In contrast - Les Faux Bourgeois seems to be doing well despite the economy and at a strange location. I see more and more independents opening or moving out of downtown to the fringes over the next year. It might be a good thing in the long run.

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              vandan Jan 5, 2011 05:37 AM

              saw andrew morrison on tv last night saying how bad the place was when it opened and then rebounded to become one of his top new restos of the year, but i agree it just seemed cursed from the getgo, maybe Sedlak knew something we didn't oh and i also hated the colour of those hairs, what were they thinking ?

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              ck1234 Jan 4, 2011 08:16 PM

              Wow, that was sudden! Just made Mia's top 10 "Best list" in Dec. too. I thought it was becoming a really good restaurant. I'm sorry to see it go!

              http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/print.aspx?postid=723321

              http://scoutmagazine.ca/2011/01/04/sa...

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                repartee Jan 4, 2011 08:33 PM

                I bought four of those Groupons. Used three. Their crab cakes were fabulous. Sorry to see them go.

                (Hope I can get a refund.)

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                  ck1234 Jan 4, 2011 08:40 PM

                  You can get a refund. Groupon emailed me when a business closed and told me how to get the refund though I had used it already. They credit your credit card back I believe.

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                    karen_dtn_van Jan 5, 2011 10:56 PM

                    Yes, they just refunded the Groupon I purchased for Nu on my credit card

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