Vancouver pizzeria confirms after 11 years they’re being forced to close down

With 11 years in business under its belt, a much-loved Vancouver pizza restaurant confirms it must close down as new owners take control of its building.

Pizzeria Farina, a modest pie shop located at 915 Main Street, confirmed the rumours via social media on March 31. 

Earlier this week, Farina’s next-door neighbours, a cozy bar called The Boxcar, revealed the sale of the building led to the business being handed an eviction notice.

Farina resides in a ground-floor retail unit at the Cobalt Hotel building, which was home to the long-closed Cobalt Cabaret. The SRO was owned by the Sahota family, whose properties the Regent and Balmoral were bought up by the City of Vancouver. 

Pizzeria Farina, known for its delectable Neapolitan style pizzas, bottled cocktails, and irreverent charm, celebrated its 10th anniversary in Vancouver last summer.

In 2018, a sibling location, Farina a Legna, launched on the North Shore with an expansive menu of pasta dishes, alongside pizza, appetizers, salads, and drinks. 

Though this news is a blow to Pizzeria Farina and its fans, the pizza restaurant is hopeful their April 30 end date on Main isn’t the absolutely end game for the biz. 

“We remain optimistic that we will find a solution and Farina will live on,” says the business, adding: “We wanted to take this time to thank you for your support over the last 11 years. We never dreamed our little shop would have become what it is today.”

Pizzeria Farina is open daily from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

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