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Jan 9, 2013 03:45 PM

waldorf hotel to close Jan 20

That is a few eateries gone at one go.

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  1. Just read it on Facebook. Yikes !! :-(

    Condaminiums !

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    1. re: LotusRapper

      Yeah, miss foodie tipped me off from a tweet she read. I have to admit, I haven't been to any of the restaurants there, but they made up a complex that had something to please almost everyone. I remember drinking cheap beer in the 'Dorf way back in the day, when they still have those tiny round tables with the red towel material on them :-).

      1. re: LotusRapper

        It's better to pay more for everything that way everyone has more money-I know this because I read it right here on the internet.

        Especially $3 donuts-those are going to save earth one day!

        1. re: Sam Salmon

          Um, I had a $3 Lucky donut last night ...... and see, the world was here this morning ;-)

      2. The site of the Waldorf is actually not zoned for residential.
        Gregor Robertson is fighting for the waldorf describing it as "the most unique and vibrant cultural spaces."
        "It's my hope that they'll be able to re-launch and return in some form in the near future." - Robertson

        1. It sounds like there is a lot more to this story than was originally stated. The new owners state they have no intention of demolishing the Waldorf. Stay tuned!

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          1. re: Anne M

            I heard that from another source as well. Fingers crossed. Seems a shame to have the current owners rehabilitate the old place only for it to go under. Also seems like the loss of a business opportunity, in that the new owners might be planning to make a profit off the existing businesses without having to pay a fortune in leasehold improvements.

              1. re: LotusRapper

                Heard today new owner will not knock down building

            1. re: Anne M

              Today's press release from the Waldorf folks:

              "'At present time we are working with Mayor Robertson and the City of Vancouver to protect the Waldorf Hotel,' says Gomez. The City Manager will present a report at this Tuesday's council meeting that would preserve its heritage values and prevent any demolition of the building. Steps are being taken to allow Waldorf Productions to continue running an arts and culture venue in Vancouver, whether it be in the current location, or, in the worst result, somewhere else.

              "Yesterday afternoon, Gerry Nichele, CEO of the Solterra Group released a statement regarding their recent agreement to purchase the Waldorf Hotel. To date, the Delta-based condominium developer has refused to meet with the Waldorf's creative team."