Goodbye Delilah, hello Seventeen89. West Enders who were looking forward to Delilah's re-opening will have to get used to a name change after former owner, Tap & Barrel's Daniel Frankel launched a lawsuit to stop new owners Daryle Nagata and Paul Puratich' keeping the original name.
According to Business in Vancouver
"...Nagata said that he and Puratich's decision to abandon the name Café Delilah's was not directly tied to the lawsuit nor was it part of an out-of-court settlement. Frankel's Tap and Barrel Restaurants Ltd. alleges in its notice of civil claim that Pier Investments was attempting to pass itself off as being somehow related to the former Delilah's Restaurant and Bar, which operated for 10 years at the Buchan Hotel on Haro Street before it relocated to 1789 Comox Street in 1995."
After quietly opening on August 15th under the name Seventeen89, Nagata and Puratich are serving lunch on Friday, brunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, focussing on fresh off-the-boat seafood, an oyster bar, steaks, burgers, pasta and vegetarian and gluten-free options. Afternoon tea will be launched soon with a bone china service.
· Restauranteurs abandon name [Business In Vancouver]
· Seventeen89 [Facebook]