"For almost two years we battled hard to keep Open Outcry operating," states Heather, describing the numerous "pandemic pivots" put into place to make things work. "Every time that we got some traction, COVID pulled the legs out from under us."
To that end, Heather says the doors are closed now, though he hasn't said it's forever. The restaurant has halted service temporarily.
"We hope that we can re-open, but we don't honestly know if that can happen."
Located in Vancouver's historic Exchange building and named for an old stock trading term, Open Outcry was at once an ode to local history and an upscale Irish-ish restaurant and bar. At its debut, Open Outcry boasted a cocktail cart, a small and approachable menu of eats like charcuterie, pasta, small bites, and a signature corned beef sandwich.
Here's Open Outcry's closing notice in full: