Tíu Dropar Closing This Summer

Tíu Dropar Closing This Summer

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Published May 18, 2016

The famed café will be shuttering its doors at its current location on Laugarvegur this July, after about 40 years in the business.

MBL reports that the new owners of Tíu Dropar’s property, Vietnam Restaurant ehf., informed management and workers alike of their impending eviction with little warning.

In a statement to the press, management says they made every attempt to work out some kind of compromise with the owners, to no avail. As such, they will be shuttering their doors this July.

However, there may be a glimmer of hope – management also said they have not ruled out opening up again at another location downtown, should the opportunity present itself.

The face of downtown has been changing dramatically in just the past year. A number of institutions on Laugarvegur have been shut down to make way for larger chain establishments, tourist shops and hotels. Even a great deal of Reykjavík clubs have been in the crosshairs, at a time when Reykjavík’s nightlife is one of the star attractions to the country.


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