Valdez is closing and moving to a new location
In the wake of the announcement that an anchor tenant has been secured for the King Portland Centre, the dominoes are starting to fall with the redevelopment of the site. As part of plans for the new complex, buildings at 606 and 620 King West are slated for demolition.
The former of these addresses is currently home to popular restaurant Valdez. In the coming weeks, it will vacate its current home for what's rumoured to be even more spacious digs nearby. The restaurant won't yet confirm the final closing date.
It's not a surprise that the building that houses Valdez would be torn down to make way for such a sizeable new development, but it might raise a few eyebrows that 620 King West is also being torn down.
It's quite a handsome-looking structure, but wasn't deemed historically significant because the Victorian-esque facade was actually the work of a renovation in the 1980s. So while it looks pretty and in fact dates back to the early 20th century, its heritage value is negligible.
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