Popular Victoria bar Logan’s Pub announced on Tuesday that it will be closing its doors for good due to business struggles among COVID-19.
The sad news was broken on the Pub’s Facebook Page, in a letter detailing ongoing issues stemming from the pandemic.
“B.C. is in the second wave of the virus with no clear path forward without a vaccine,” the company stated.
“Add in the potential threat of more regulations/closures due to the rising cases and the live music model becomes no longer viable.”
Logan’s Pub has been operating since 1997. It closed temporarily in March 2020 when COVID-19 restrictions first started to come into force.
The company says that they had explored options like distanced seating and an early last call, but found that costly overheads including COVID-19 renovations and a closed kitchen were not viable.
They also added that they were unable to have a side patio that many downtown bars and restaurants have installed with support from the City.
Logan’s Pub ended their letter by thanking staff, patrons, musicians and other individuals for making their business a success in its heyday.
“We would like to thank from the bottom of our heart EVERYBODY that made Logan’s Pub the iconic venue it became.”