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Craft Beer Market Cleared to Re-Open

Craft Beer Market Cleared to Re-Open

An update as promised from Craft Beer Market: After meeting with Vancouver Coastal Health this morning, CRAFT Beer Market has been cleared to re-open their doors as of 10am today . "CRAFT Beer Market has worked diligently with VCH to ensure all necessary steps have been made to ensure our guest safety and at 10am this morning we were cleared by Vancouver Coastal Health to re-open the restaurant, says Scott Frank, Owner/Operator. "CRAFT’s focus throughout this process has been the health and safety of our guests and staff. Under the direction of VCH we will open our doors to the public at 11am today. At this time Vancouver Coastal Health is still working to determine the cause of the stomach flu like illness."
· Craft Beer Market [Official Site]
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Craft Beer Market Reaction: Norovirus Not Confirmed

Craft Beer Market Reaction: Norovirus Not Confirmed

After the Olympic Village’s Craft Beer Market temporarily closed yesterday we spoke with their Corporate marketing manager, Alison Robertson, to get the full story.
Global and other media are reporting that you closed because of norovirus, but your statement says this has not been confirmed.
No, norovirus has not been confirmed, we’re working with Vancouver Coastal Health to determine the root cause. We heard that term ‘norovirus’ being used in the media and our understanding is that the symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea, which are common flu symptoms are the same symptoms of norovius – but that strain typically lasts about 72 hours as opposed to 24 hours. But that cause has not been determined yet.

Also there seems to be confusion around whether you closed voluntarily or were closed due to an order.
Vancouver Coastal Health came down yesterday and spoke to our chef, at that time, no closure order was issued but we closed the doors as a precautionary measure on their advice anyway. Then, later in the day, after we’d closed we did receive a temporary closure notice.

Has this happened before?
We’ve never had to deal with this before; […]

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Update: Craft Beer Market Temporarily Closes After Complaints of Illness

Update: Craft Beer Market Temporarily Closes After Complaints of Illness

UPDATED: At around 6p.m. Craft Beer Market posted this on their Facebook site:
"We have now received a temporary closure notice from Vancouver Coastal Health. We are meeting with them tomorrow morning and will update you at that time. Please note: Norwalk/norovirus HAS NOT been confirmed as cause of guest or staff illness."

Craft Beer Market have just released a statement after Global ran a story claiming that they had been closed down after Vancouver Coastal Health were called in after 6 patrons fell ill from Norovirus . The story goes on to state that: "The cause of the illness was employees who were ill and went to work."
Mia Stainsby reviewed the restaurant recently noting, "One detail — it would be nice if they wiped tables clean of spills at least between courses."

However, since the story appeared just before 4p.m., a statement has been released on Craft’s Facebook account: The health and safety of our guests and team are the number one priority for us," says Owner/Operator, Scott Frank. "Although we have not been given a formal closure notice, at this point due to 2 staff members with symptoms of stomach flu and 2 guests contracting it, […]