Last Spring we wrote about Karv at West First Avenue and Yew Street getting an extension of their operating hours and a few neighbours were not very happy about it.
At the time the bar/restaurant received approval from the city to stay open until 1:00am on weekdays and 2:00am on Friday and Saturday after previously closing two hours earlier.
Karv Manager Johnny Carroll said the later hours were critical to any bar’s business. “These hours are the difference between closing your doors and turning a profit,” he said. “I’m not trying to keep anybody up, I’m trying to run a business.”
Looks like the later hours didn’t make turning a profit any easier. A number of Kitsilano.ca readers have reported that Karv is closed… for good.
With Rossini’s Jazz Bar down Yew Street closing this past summer, there are less and less options for those heading to Kitsilano’s entertainment alley this Fall.
Last modified: October 14, 2010