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 / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More First Look / Restaurants / Victoria July 31, 2020 The Palms Launching a restaurant in the middle of a pandemic may seem counterintuitive, but don’t tell that to Rob Ekstrom and Darren Cole – the two ... Read More Destinations / Travel March 3, 2020 Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort Continued from March | April EAT magazine’s Best of Asia in Mexico. by Shelora Sheldan The morning after the Taste of Asia event, after ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Chefs / Food Events / Food Pairings / Restaurants / Review July 29, 2019 Creatives Collaborate – Veneto’s Chef Jamie Huynh and Toptable’s Chef Kristian Eligh Creatives Collaborate—at first glance, the title suggested storytelling, workshops and artistic endeavours. A hotbed of artful storytelling in ... Read More Events / Family / Food Events / Press Release / Restaurants July 15, 2019 Family Dinner Series at The Courtney Room The Courtney Room is excited to announce a family dinner series, with three dates throughout the summer, starting this Sunday, July 14th. ... Read More Comments are closed.