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Chowdery caught in rat controversy shutting down

Last Updated Jan 17, 2019 at 11:50 am PDT

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — It looks like the Crab Park Chowdery, the Gastown business that was caught up in a controversy over the allegation of a rat in a bowl of soup, is closing down.

A post on their Instagram page says their last day will be on Sunday the 20th.

A portion of the post reads, ‘We know that with our heads held high, and a ‘can do’ attitude the next chapter will be an even better one.’

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Last week, the Chowdery revealed it was in “financial turmoil” due to the negative publicity, and said its profits had plunged from between $1,500-$2,000 a day down to $200-$400 a day.

A last-ditch GoFundMe page was launched to try and keep the business alive, but from January 4th to 16th, only $2,265 of the company’s $10,000 target had been raised.

NEWS 1130 has reached out to the restaurant for confirmation.


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All the amazing memories of the last two years will be with us for a lifetime. The new friends we all made and community events we were able to partake in. Helping to provide hot meals to the individuals and groups in need of the DTES. Building a brand we all were and still are very proud to have created. Being able to provide jobs to an amazing group of humans who all became family and life long friends. It’s with heavy hearts that we regretfully inform all of our guests, friends and family members that this Sunday January 20th will be our last day in business. We truly can’t thank everyone enough for the love, support and well wishes we’ve received over the last two years and most recently over the last few weeks. Please come down and say hello in the next four days. We’d love to say our goodbyes or for some of you maybe a first hello. Life is a funny journey, it has all sorts of ups and downs. We know that with our heads held high and a can do attitude the next chapter will be an even better one. We will see you all real soon. You can truly accomplish anything with a little courage and support from your friends. ❤️ Sincerely, Team Chowdery

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