Written By Colin Hynes Places / Restaurants / Victoria Mar 2, 2015 Mai Mai’s Downtown Location Shuts its Doors. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOpened only a fews months ago Mai Mai’s Downtown location has decided to close. Owner/chef Jo Jo said in a brief interview with EAT that “the problem was that the landlord of the building would not let Mai Mai’s use the Fort St entrance as the main entrance. Unfortunately, slow traffic through the main Langley St. entrance pushed the business to a slow halt and eventually, to close.” Working long hours at two locations and the stress that caused was also a contributing factor, he added. The Sooke location remains open.News that restaurant was closing only became known last week but Chef Jo Jo was kind enough to give his employees notice, as well as to pay them wages so that there are “no hard feelings”, he said.Mai Mai’s is featured in the March/April issue of EAT (Eating Well For Less), but because of this sudden decision to close, we were unable to pull the article before press time. Luckily, you can still go to Sooke to enjoy their food.Jo Jo says he is looking toward the future now, and is potentially looking for other locations—a better location that suits the type of cuisine he serves, he says.Photo courtesy Mai Mai’s. SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Colin Hynes Colin is the Assistant Editor at EAT. You can contact him via email@example.com. Colin was born in Nova Scotia and spent his first five years there. His mother and father owned an inn and restaurant and Colin spent his time ... Read More You may also like Restaurants / Victoria March 29, 2017 Yalla: Middle Eastern Street Eats THERE’S A NEW KID ON THE BLANSHARD street “food block,” a funky little spot called Yalla with a menu of fresh and inspired Middle Eastern ... Read More Culture / Events March 27, 2017 Celebrating Canadian Gastronomy at Terroir, May 29, 2017 This year marks the 10th annual Terroir Symposium in Toronto, described as “a gathering of dreamers, disruptors and international luminaries in the ... Read More First Look / Restaurants / Victoria March 24, 2017 First Look: Café Mexico Café Mexico is a busy local cantina with a brand-new look and feel. The café’s roots reach back to the 1980s and the original Tex-Mex trend, when ... Read More Elsewhere / Travel March 23, 2017 April: Up Island News “The French say; “you never grow old at the table”, so let’s sit down, savour wonderful food together- and stop time.” ... Read More Events / SH March 17, 2017 Summer Dreaming at Linnaea Farm Imagine a tranquil setting, close to nature with spectacular scenery. The air is clean and filled with birdsong and the water tastes sweet. ... Read More Destinations March 16, 2017 Tofino – Ucluelet March Food Buzz Welcome to spring from the west coast. This time of year means the return of migrating whales past our shores, and the event that welcomes them – ... Read More Comments are closed.