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The Beloved Cambie Bar Will No Longer Close This Year

Cambie stays open

Photo: @stardayy / Instagram

It’s time to raise a glass because the beloved Cambie Bar & Grill is no longer closing!

The bar on the corner of 310 Cambie Street announced Wednesday that The Cambie “has been saved.” Earlier this year, it was announced the bar was set to close.

Its ex-owner Sam Yehia’s divorce was tied to the closure and it was sold in May for $15 million.

“The Cambie was sold as a result of ongoing divorce proceedings. The property was acquired by Yehia’s ex-wife in mid April and quickly sold to local developer, Steven Lippman,” said a statement from Yehia’s media rep.


“The Cambie Has Been Saved”

However, operators The Cambie Malones Group announced yesterday it reached a deal with the new owners.

“We are so happy to announce that we did it!” said Cambie Malones Group owner Sally Negus in a statement. “We did everything we could to keep it going,”

The Cambie is one of Vancouver’s oldest bars, having first opened in 1897.

With a backpacker’s hostel above it, the Cambie is known for its cheap pints and being a rite of passage for newly legal Vancouverites.

Over its lifetime, it has served the city well as a bar, hotel, and restaurant. It was even open during B.C’s own prohibition from 1917 to 1921.

Cheers to the continuation of the city’s historical bar!

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