Earls Victoria (Keegan Frohlich)

The Earls restaurant in downtown Victoria has temporarily closed its doors after a portion of their ceiling collapsed last week.

On Thursday December 30th, the restaurant posted on their Facebook page, citing “maintenance issues” as the reason for their sudden closure. 

Images captured from outside the restaurant show part of the ceiling down and piled up on some tables as well as cracks in the nearby windows.

Now, more information is being released as to the cause of the ceiling collapse and restaurant closure.

“After midnight on the evening of Thursday Dec 30th, the ceiling in our dining room collapsed due to a pipe bursting from the extreme cold” Earls Restaurants told Victoria Buzz in an email statement.

“There were no guests or employees in the building at the time.”

According to the restaurant, they will be closed for indoor dining until further notice but hope to offer takeout and delivery starting Tuesday, January 11th.

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