After a successful reopening this September, Fergie's Café is closing again.
The popular Squamish Valley restaurant announced Friday morning that it needs to shut for two months for repairs starting on Jan. 8.
"A beverage line leak has been identified in our kitchen floor and we simply cannot risk putting off repairs because of the long-term damage it could cause," the café said in a social media post.
The facility at 70002 Squamish Valley Road was gutted by a fire in April 2018. After a rebuild, it launched a soft opening for lawn service in September and then opened the main building in November.
“After so many delays to our reopening and the warm welcome we received from the community, it’s absolutely heartbreaking to have to temporarily shut the restaurant again," reads a statement from the café's co-owners Jake and Jess Freese.
The owners say their consultants have given them no choice but to rip up the kitchen floor to safeguard against future issues.
The goal is for current staff to be brought back when the restaurant reopens in March, they say.
"We have been able to place a number of staff with our Sunwolf team, and are also reaching out to our friends in the community to connect our service and kitchen team for temporary placements."
The last day Fergie’s Café will be open is Tuesday, Jan.7.
Until then, they are open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.