(The Guild Freehouse/Google Maps)

It’s been an odd couple of weeks for patrons of The Guild Freehouse on Yates and Wharf.

After the popular downtown Victoria restaurant suddenly closed its doors, Victoria Buzz was flooded with questions about why they were no longer in operation.

There were numerous reports of people who had booked events at the venue and subsequently lost their deposits when the business appeared to have shut down for good.

Following these claims, we attempted to reach out to The Guild to confirm and gather details about the transactions, but were unsuccessful in obtaining a response from management.

But in a recent turn of events, the restaurant seems to be hosting a grand reopening this Thursday, August 30th, featuring a new food menu, new cocktails, “and more.”

The event was announced with little fanfare via a sign posted on the door of The Guild, which only adds to the mystery surrounding its sudden closure and reopening.

Unconfirmed rumours suggest that the business had originally shut down due to lease issues.

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