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A local vegan “butcher” is expanding its operations yet again with a new flagship store that will open in downtown Victoria.

The Very Good Food Company, a plant-based food company that sells meat alternatives, says they plan to open a new location at the Ironworks building in Old Town.

It will be a combination retail store and quick-serve restaurant occupying 1200 square feet of space at 515 Chatham Street.

Renovations are underway at the location and the new shop is scheduled to open in May 2021. Once it does, the company plans to close its current flagship location in Victoria’s Public Market.

The Very Good Food Company says that this new outlet will serve as a template for additional flagship butcher shops/restaurants across North America.

“We are very excited to be moving to this new larger space,” CEO Mitchell Scott commented.

“We chose this location for its foot traffic, the outdoor patio and the ability to offer an extended beverage menu including beer and wine; as well as longer opening hours.”

Scott added that a second flagship butcher shop is planned for Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant area in the latter half of 2021.

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