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York St. Diner to Remain Open – Pending New Location

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In our previous edition, we covered the closure of the York St. Diner. We’re happy to report since then, the business has preservered and will remain open, looking for a new location.

The community of North Cowichan has been voicing worries over conspicuous drug consumption, especially around the York Road/Lewis Street vicinity—a hub for various social challenges and located near multiple schools.

In response, the municipality is moving forward with the appointment of a social planner at an annual cost of about $120,000 to orchestrate its approach to these matters and is pursuing additional financial support from higher government authorities to address the concerns.

York St. Diner updated the community on October 10th on their Facebook page.

“Hello everyone.
We would like to start off by thanking each and every one of you for the overwhelming love, support, and kindness. You have all given us such a huge boost of strength. We have spent the last month working with our staff, doing everything we can, negotiating, planning, and changing some things around to make it work. And we are so pleased to be able to announce that we are going to be staying open! We will be actively looking for new space but we are so thrilled just to be able to stay and continue to serve our wonderful community in the meantime. We are so thankful that we get to continue seeing all of your smiling faces. We feel so blessed and can’t wait to show you some of the new things we have in the works.
Thank you all so much for your continued support. It means the absolute world to us, and our staff. We are forever grateful.”

We wish York St. Diner success in their upcoming initiatives.

By Staff

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