Vancouver's beloved board game cafe has officially closed.
On Nov. 9, the owners of Turquoise Goat shared the news in an announcement on the cafe's website and Facebook. "Despite our boundless love for the cafe, financial circumstances, and events outside of our control have brought our run to an end," stated the owners.
The cafe has been serving up board games and grub for just over a year since moving into the former Catch 122 space in Gastown. The interior mixed the late-80s and early-90s decor (neon colours, murals, toys, and pop culture) with exposed brick, and the food menu fit around the theme with fun, tasty dishes, and simple plating, including breakfast cereals for that Saturday morning feel.
In the announcement, the owners thank everyone for being part of the cafe's journey and share that they wish they had more time to bid a proper goodbye, especially to the "misfits" and other regulars.
"Although our doors may no longer be open, we hope that you will all continue to carry forward the legacy of TG, by playing games with others, building community spaces, and loving one another without exception," the announcement reads. "The world needs more friends, more fun, and more goats."
V.I.A. has reached out to Turquoise Goat for more information.
With files from Brendan Kergin