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Second Cactus Club for Coquitlam still in the works but no official opening date

Casual dining chain plans new location in stand-alone building in parking lot at Coquitlam Centre but no word on when it will open the restaurant
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A drawing of what a proposed Cactus Club restaurant in the Coquitlam Centre parking lot would look like from Barnet Highway. The company is not announcing any dates for opening this restaurant but has confirmed it's on the way.

Diners will have to wait a little longer to find out when Cactus Club will be moving in to a major Coquitlam mall.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the company said it is not ready to announce any further plans.

“We are very excited that Cactus will be opening a restaurant at Coquitlam Centre. At this time we do not have any additional plans to announce for this location,” spokesperson Divya Mohan stated in an email.

In 2019, Coquitlam city council approved a development permit for the restaurant chain to build a 10,130-sq. ft. standalone eatery at the south end of the mall property, facing the Barnet Highway.

Cactus Club, meanwhile, currently operates a restaurant at 101 Schoolhouse St. in Coquitlam.

Recently, the company decided not to open in the Amazing Brentwood mall expansion project, according to the developer Shape Properties. 

Cactus Club already runs three restaurants in Burnaby and has a relatively long history in B.C.’s hospitality industry.

The restaurant chain was started in 1988 in North Vancouver by Richard Jaffray, according to the company’s website.

In its first 25 years, Cactus Club Cafe grew to include 25 locations and employed 2,000 people. 

Like all B.C. restaurants, Cactus Club is dealing with COVID-19 restrictions and dine-in meals are currently prohibited although restaurants are allowed outdoor dining, and takeout.

The current provincial health order is in place until May 25 at midnight.

— with files from Burnaby Now