Best Reinvention

Raval turns into Closed For Business

Staff Pick

The interior of the new Closed For Business is all blonde wood and warm lighting, a marked contrast to the sultry vibe of the former Raval. But the reimagining of the space is a good one. Raval’s business came from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Closed For Business is looking for a more balanced approach, serving lunch, dinner, and late night. The grown-up focus on craft beers and aged bourbons is attracting a well-heeled clientele trolling for good food and a place for conversation rather than body shots and hotties to grind against. The menu of bar fare is basic but well executed by Executive Chef Kevin Johnson, formerly of Anson, with creative items like poutine and pork rinds, and the beer menu is balanced with a variety of choices and sizes.

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