The Boston Pizza franchise located near the intersection of Hillside Avenue at Blanshard Street has closed after 35 years in business.

A notice posted to the front door of the restaurant on Sunday reads, “It is with heavy hearts that today, after 35 years of operations, we close our doors permanently.”

Owner and operator Jeremy Dewey said they have tried to navigate through every wave of this global pandemic, Public Health Orders, staff shortages, and overall increase in the cost of living, with no success.

“Thank you, Victoria, for 35 years. Be safe,” Dewey said to end the notice.

There are two other Boston Pizza locations remaining in the region, one in Saanich and the other in Langford.

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