November 20, 2015

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Earls Restaurants Fuller family taps Calgary, Alberta for first new restaurant concept

It's a concept that has been over three years in the imagination, and it’s coming to Calgary

It's a concept that has been over three years in the imagination; A concept that's been over two years in the design, and a concept that’s been in front of city planners for over a year - and it’s coming to Calgary. 

On January 1st, 2016 Earls Bankers Hall and V Lounge on 8th Avenue closed and the Fuller family and staff turned their attention to opening a brand new restaurant in that location. It will be everything you know and love about Earls, but nothing you will expect.

Why Calgary? A Calgary native himself, Mo Jessa, President, Earls Kitchen + Bar says “we opened our very first Earls in Alberta" (1982). "Since then we have chosen Calgary twice to launch new Earls concepts; the Tin Palace in the nineties and in 2000, the V Lounge. Calgary is the perfect city for this new concept."

Yes, we have heard all the bad news about the oil and gas market but we know Calgary is so much more than that - it’s a city with culture, great dining and entertainment.  It’s an engaged city. It’s a spirited city. It's not just an oil city. 

“Downtown Calgary is a great neighbourhood”, says Stan Fuller, founder, owner and CEO of Earls, “and we see the efforts the city and the residents and businesses have made in making it that way. That’s just one of the reasons we are excited to announce the renovation of Earls Bankers Hall and V lounge this year - and our first new concept in over a decade.”

When it comes time for us to open this new concept it will be close to our 35th year and it will be our 67th location, following the openings (October 2015) just outside Washington, DC (Tysons Corner) and in downtown Chicago (Lincoln Park).Closing for 6 months on January 1st, the restaurant will reopen this summer, but not as any Earls you think you know.

In the mean time our other Calgary locations are open for business as usual. Our website offers specific details about each restaurant's menu and location. Our flagship location on 4th Street was beautifully renovated following the 2013 floods and offers about 25% new and different menu selections to our other locations in Calgary. Now is a perfect time to try some of our new dishes. 

Coming June, 2016 at Bankers Hall, a new concept from the people who brought you Earls....we look forward to welcoming you back. 

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