“Morton’s, The Steakhouse” Has Closed After Nine Year Run…

MortonsLogo.200Morton’s, the classic Steakhouse at 750 West Cordova, has sadly closed. We don’t have any details as of yet regarding causation, but a general contraction on the part of “the world’s largest operator of company-owned upscale steakhouses” shouldn’t come as too much of a shocker in the worst recession since the Early Triassic. Read the statement from the company after the jump.

Morton’s The Steakhouse is the leading fine dining steakhouse brand, earning our reputation over 31 years. We own and operate 77 steakhouses worldwide, and Morton’s is recognized as the place where top business leaders as well as celebrities and professional athletes frequent. Morton’s features USDA grain fed prime aged beef, the top 2% of all US beef available, along with its genuine Midwestern hospitality, which is second to none.

In this current economic environment, we made the very difficult decision to close the Vancouver restaurant. That restaurant originally opened in 2000, and today our company’s focus is finding premium locations in the cities where we operate.

Morton’s truly appreciates the dedication and hard work of all of the impacted employees and has offered assistance in a number of ways, including the opportunity to transfer to another Morton’s location, based on availability.

We want to truly recognize and thank our loyal Vancouver guests who supported us for so many years, and we look forward to their next dining visit at our other Morton’s steakhouses.

Here’s hoping those who were employed there quickly land comfortably elsewhere.

There are 3 comments

  1. SNC Lavalin and Public Works combined to halt all new marketing for the Sinclair Centre where this Morton;s was located. They took 7 months in 2009 to approve a new logo and stopped other new marketing while business dried up. Morton’s is the first but all Sinclair mall tenants are hurting from poor mall management.

  2. I guess the mall is pinching pennies. That would certainly explain why the upkeep of the property has deteriorated. Lights, for example, have been burnt out all around the building for months now. The place looks awful at night — hardly becoming of an upscale shopping and dining destination.