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After three decades, one of Vancouver's most well-known bakeries is closing a cafe location

It's their first location, but with "changing times" and the "lease ending" it's time to say goodbye
Terra Breads opened its first bakery cafe location in Kitsilano in 1993. Now the Vancouver bakeshop chain is closing that location permanently

Sometimes when the lease is up it's time to say goodbye to a retail location, and that's the case with Vancouver bakery chain Terra Breads. The business has revealed it will shutter its Kitsilano bakeshop cafe location after 30 years at the end of 2022.

"It’s been a wonderful 30 years serving you our bakery and café items in the Kitsilano neighbourhood," Terra Breads shares in its message to the community on the company's website. 

Citing "changing times" and the "lease ending" at 2380 W 4th Ave, Terra will close up shop as the year comes to a close, wrapping up three decades of bread, pastries, and coffees at the Kitsilano location on Dec. 31.

Kitsilano was where Terra Breads first opened, back in 1993. At the time, Terra was one of the only bakeries making bread primarily with a sourdough starter. It was also one of the few bakeries with an open kitchen concept that allowed customers to see behind the scenes. And, it was one of the first bakeries to include a café attached to its retail space — something we take for granted today.

The brand expanded over the years, and now operates bakery cafes at Granville Island and in Olympic Village and Mount Pleasant. Terra Breads says Kits staff will be dispatched to those remaining locations. Additionally, many bread and granola products from Terra are available at local grocery stores.

"The quality of our products and customer service remain our top priorities. We sincerely thank you for your support and for being such great neighbours for the past 30 years," adds Terra Breads.

With a file from the Vancouver Courier