It’s official – the iconic Fish House location in Stanley Park will have a new tenant.
The park board voted tonight to approve a bid by the operators of acclaimed West Vancouver eatery Feast Neighbourhood Table to take over the shuttered location, with a new 10 year sub-lease.
That restaurant is known for its use of fresh and local ingredients and wine list which captured a 2015 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
The new owners will shell out a base lease of $180,000 a year.
New Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung says there’s no opening date yet but renovations will begin shortly.
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SilverBirch Hotels and Resorts, the previous operator of The Fish House pulled the plug earlier this fall, deciding not to renew its lease.
The restaurant shut its doors at the beginning of October, capping after 25 years in business.
The Fish House helped put BC on the culinary map, helped by the expertise of executive chef Karen Barnaby who led the kitchen for more than 17 years.
The iconic building itself opened in 1930 as the Stanley Park sports pavilion, and started serving food more than six decades ago.
It’s not clear yet whether the operators will change the name or what modifications they may make to the building.