Metrotown Construction 2022
Will Uncle Willy’s survive the next phase of Metrotown construction?
Uncle Willy’s Buffet is a popular all you can eat restaurant in Burnaby known for family-friendly affordable lunch and dinner buffet. It’s been around a long time.
South Burnaby, and the Metrotown area are considered Downtown Burnaby. With buildings going up everyday, and Metrotown going through a major redesign, will the popular buffet survive?!
The next phase of construction by Concord Pacific is taking place right in front of the restaurant! Parking lots has been removed to make way for construction. It’s not looking good for Uncle Willy’s!
The pandemic hit businesses hard. Uncle Willy’s was closed for a time for renovation, and when they reopened they had limited seating capacity. The construction can’t be good for this business just digging itself out of recovery.
Artist Rendering of Metrotown redevelopment.
Only time will tell what will happen to Uncle Willy’s Buffet. In the meantime, it’s important to support local businesses. Uncle Willy’s is a unique business that is becoming more rare. The traditional family buffet is disappearing.