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Veteran Vancouver restaurant re-opens for take-out during their last months in business

The 35-year-old restaurant announced early this year they would be closing for good this summer
Bishop's Restaurant has been closed for nearly two months, but plans to re-open to offer take-away meals. Photo: Bishop's Restaurant/Facebook

These were supposed to be the final, celebratory months of dining at veteran Kitsilano restaurant Bishop's - but COVID-19 had other plans for the beloved eatery.

Closed since mid-March due to the city and provincial restrictions on dine-in business, Bishop's has just revealed they will be re-opening - before closing - to offer an "at-home" menu.

Launching May 13, Bishop's will be offering food to enjoy at home with curbside pick-up available Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Details about the scope of the menu or any specific dishes have not yet been made available, however you can bookmark the restaurant's website, Instagram account, or Facebook page for updates.

Bishop's announced in early March of this year that after 35 years they would be closing for good come August 1.

Launched in 1985, Bishop's has been a staple in the city's farm-to-table movement and elegant dining.

Chef/owner John Bishop says he's opting to shutter after a "terrific run" in order to spend more time with his family and to work on a book. 

To bring Bishop's storied run to a close, a series of special dinners and events had been planned. No word yet on if those dinners will still be able to take place, given the COVID-19 crisis and the operational restrictions B.C. restaurants face in the coming weeks and months.

Bishop's is located at 2183 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver.