Popular North Vancouver watering hole shuts down

North Vancouvers Taylors Crossing brewpub has closed its doors.

Owners of the popular watering hole informed staff Tuesday morning that the business had been shut down after seven years at its Marine Drive and MacKay Road location. The adjoining microbrewery and liquor store both owned by the pubs parent company, Mark James Management will remain operational, however.

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Asked what had led to the abrupt closure, Mark Jamess director of operations, Fraser Boyer, was hesitant to go into specifics.

I dont want to have my laundry aired in the North Shore News, he said. Conversations like this that Ive had in the past with the press have turned out to be something I shouldnt have done, so I prefer to say nothing.

Boyer went on to explain that the business was for sale, and that a similar operation could well come to occupy the space.

There will be a restaurant and a pub there; it just wont be run by us, he said. I would imagine it would more than likely . . . reopen under different management.

Asked about the lack of notice given to employees an issue raised by a former staff member with the North Shore News Boyer said it was an unfortunate reality of the industry.

Its in the best interests of the building that its done in this fashion, he said. Its standard practice in the restaurant business.

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