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On Tuesday afternoon the Peninsula was abuzz with rumours of what was going on at the former Sassy’s Restaurant location.

Throughout the day, the facade was being spray painted a familiar shade of pink and that can only mean one thing in Victoria.

On Wednesday afternoon, those suspicions were confirmed by a Floyd’s Diner representative. 

Floyd’s Diner Director of Operations, Michelle Boyd, is hoping for the newest addition to the Floyd’s family to open in November.

“It might be earlier than that, but it’s all dependent upon all the bureaucracy that we have to go through,” Boyd told Victoria Buzz.


This iconic pink diner will replace Brentwood Bay’s former Sassy’s Restaurant

When asked about if the property the new restaurant occupies is slated for redevelopment by the owners, Michelle told us she couldn’t speak to the redevelopment rumour, it should say enough that Floyd’s is going in and feeling confident that they’ve got some time there.

“We try to go in with a long-term vision,” said Boyd. “I don’t think we’re going anywhere for the foreseeable future.”

She also said the interior will be left much the same as the old Sassy’s space. 

“Everything [in the kitchen] that we’re going to be working with will be pretty much new,” Boyd told Victoria Buzz. 

The equipment in the kitchen was old and had seen “many years of breakfasts” so they’ve replaced most of the kitchen.

She also said, in regards to worker safety, “we’re making sure all the floors are ready for our new kitchen staff to be able to do their thing without being worried.”

The James Bay location of Floyd’s on Menzies Avenue has a beautiful mural of Marylin Monroe which is very on brand for the 60s inspired diner. 

When asked about whether or not the new location would have an artist commissioned to create a similar mural, Boyd said, “we really hope that will happen soon.”

Floyd’s Diner (Michael Johnston Facebook)

“Right now it remains a vision and it’ll be a surprise, whatever we do.”

“We are just so excited to be a part of that community,” said Boyd. “We hope to make everyone full and happy.”


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