For almost 15 years Floyd’s Diner has supplied Victoria with delicious and generously portioned breakfasts.
While the bright pink building is a Victoria favourite, rising lease prices and a city-wide restaurant labour shortage are putting pressure on the diner.
“Our lease is up in January and we are not sure we can renew,” owner Petr Prusa told the Times Colonist. “Everything has gone up. Property values have gone up, property taxes are up, and that means rent goes up. There’s only so much you can charge for an egg.”
Prusa says it’s possible Floyd’s may remain in its historic spot, but that chances are low. A new deal would have to be made with the landlord, but Prusa is not optimistic about its affordability.
“It would be heartbreaking if it closed. That is the original Floyd’s, and it’s not just the restaurant, its people who have worked there since we opened the doors 15 years ago.”
Floyd’s Diner has two other locations, the newly-opened James Bay restaurant, and one in Langford. There’s also mobile food truck.