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The Reef restaurant closing its doors after 21 years in Vancouver

Caribbean jerk and fried chicken join is the latest eatery to close amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Photo: Instagram/Reefonmain

The Reef Restaurant has announced its permanent closure after more than two decades of serving Caribbean cuisine to eaters on “antique row."

Owner Simon Cotton shared the news on social media Thursday:

“Huge thanks to the community who supported us through neighborhood changes, recessions, and during the pandemic,” Cotton wrote.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share that Sunday, Oct. 4 will be our last day of service.”

The jerk and fried chicken joint, located at 4172 Main St., has been in business for 21 years.

The business had been listed for sale for some time. 

Cotton said, “We have been proud to serve Vancouver a modern taste of the islands over these many years.”