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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Events / Victoria July 17, 2017 Vancouver Island Feast of Fields Celebrates 20th Anniversary Pictured above: The first Feast of Fields Vancouver Island organizing committee. (Left to right) Sinclair Philip, Alfons Obererlacher, Mara Jernigan, ... Read More Events / First Look July 1, 2017 Up Island News & Buzz (July/August 2017) This past winter gave all of us extra appreciation for a much anticipated warm sunny Island summer; the lineup of food and drink festivals ahead is ... Read More Destinations / First Look June 26, 2017 Newly relaunched Cure Lounge in Whistler is just in time for summer fun Nita Lake Lodge proudly relaunched its Cure lounge just in time for some fun in the sun during Canada’s 150th summer. Built in 2008, Nita Lake ... Read More Events / Okanagan June 22, 2017 Deconstructing Dani García and the Feast: Food and Film Festival Everyone loves popcorn and junky food before a movie, but arguably—or absolutely—better are hand-selected local bites and drinks. Patrons to ... Read More First Look / Vancouver June 21, 2017 Vancouver Buzz May/June 2017 Springtime in Vancouver, love is in the air with a touch of Paris. A French invasion of pastry is taking over Vancouver with Laduree’s new location ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.