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A popular restaurant in downtown Victoria has announced they are closing their doors.
Agrius, a sustainable restaurant that “championed” local farmers and producers, shared on social media that their last service will be Jan. 15, 2023.
“ This has been a very difficult and heartbreaking decision,” the post reads. “We have been so lucky to work with some of the greatest people from this city and beyond, who have consistently showed up and produced such great food and service.”
The owners continued, saying that although they work very hard to create a sustainable food model, in the “current climate” that has “proven to be incredibly difficult.”
“With the impact of inflation and the increasing difficulties inherently involved with running a restaurant, we have got to a point where it is no longer financially viable and we are not able to operate any longer.”
Agrius does operate a bakery, cafe and brunch service called Fol Epi, which they will continue to focus on.
“In the future, if the social and economic environment seem like they would support a restaurant focused on serving food from local farms and creating a positive environment around food service we still feel a deep love and desire to see this,” they added.
“We hope that you will continue to support the other incredible local restaurants we have been lucky to share this city with.”