(Photo by Agrius via Facebook)

Another beloved local business is leaving the Victoria food scene. 

Known by many fine dining lovers, Agrius restaurant announced they will be closing their doors for the last time this Sunday, January 15th. 

Going out against their will, the popular lant-based eatery took to social media stating the impact of inflation on their sudden demise. 

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“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of Agrius Restaurant. We have worked very, very hard to try to create a more sustainable model for local food: from farmers and producers to the staff working in front and back of house, but in the current climate, this has proven to be incredibly difficult.”

In the wake of their announcement, Agrius joins a growing list of local restaurant closures alongside Victorian seafood staple, Old Vic Fish & Chips which announced earlier this week that it will close on Saturday, January 28th after 90 years in business.

Related: Victoria staple Old Vic Fish & Chips to close after 90 years to make way for new hotel

After opening in 2015, Agrius quickly gained prominence locally and nationally after being ranked fourth best new restaurant in Canada by Air Canada’s enRoute magazine.

As Agrius departs from Victoria, Fol Epi, which operates in the same building, will remain open as an organic bakery and cafe continuing to serve brunch and baked goods to guests.

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