Vancouver's the Emerald Is Closing Permanently

The Chinatown bar/venue has been sold to new owners
Vancouver's the Emerald Is Closing Permanently
Vancouver's struggling nightclub scene has taken another hit, as the beloved Emerald has announced it's closing its green doors for good.

The Chinatown cocktail bar/venue announced its decision to permanently cease operations this evening, revealing the location at 555 Gore Ave. has been sold to new owners.

David Duprey of current Emerald owners the Narrow Group confirmed the news to Dished Vancouver, telling the publication: "For us, the Emerald was an amazing seven-and-a-half-year ride. We really enjoyed and want to thank everyone who came down for all the crazy parties, bands, and half-price cocktail night debauchery."

He added: "We had such a great time and hope you all did as well. We really saw the neighbourhood blossom into a truly cool hybrid of art and culture that I know, with all the new spots opening up Chinatown will only get cooler."

Occupying what was once a dim sum restaurant, the Emerald sported an old school Vegas vibe and hosted more than a few concerts over the years, as well as served as a more low-key watering hole.

At this point, it's unclear what will take over the Emerald's space or if it will continue to host any concerts once it is again safe to do so.