Boston Pizza on Hillside and Blanshard closes its doors as of Jan. 9. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Boston Pizza on Hillside and Blanshard closes its doors as of Jan. 9. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Victoria Boston Pizza location closes its doors after 35 years

Franchise owner writes restaurant has suffered greatly from impacts of pandemic in past two years

The Boston Pizza location at Hillside Avenue and Blanshard Street has closed its doors after 35 years.

A notice on the door dated Jan. 9 and signed by owner/operator Jeremy Dewey said the announcement of the restaurant and sports bar’s permanent closure comes with a heavy heart.

He indicated that the decline in business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated impacts on business were the ultimate cause for the closure.

“We have tried to navigate through every wave of this global pandemic, public health orders, and overall increases in the cost of living, with no success,” Dewey wrote.

He thanked guests, staff and the community who have supported the business through both good and bad times.

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