Poutine shop Frenchies Poutinerie has announced it will close its doors at the end of the month.
In a Facebook post late Wednesday evening, owner Élie Hana announced the restaurant will serve its final French-Canadian concoction in Kamloops on Feb. 27 — at least for now.
Hana said the restaurant will re-open in Victoria sometime in the next few months.
“This community is so wonderful and we are lucky to have called this place our home,” the post reads. “Because of this community we have learned how to become a better business for our customers. We will continue to always lend a hand when it’s needed and we will always be grateful for the love we have received.”
Hana said he’s planning to franchise the restaurant, which could indicate a future return to Kamloops.
Frenchies made the news in July 2019 when its trailer, which Hana said had an estimated six-figure value, was stolen from South Kamloops. It was later recovered near Barriere in August.
The business, located in 340 Victoria St., was put up for sale in January with a list price of $59,900. The listing remains on the Facebook Marketplace, noting that the business name would not be included in that sale.