Three Sixty Kitchen and Lapellah restaurants announced their permanent closure yesterday.
Lapellah Restaurant, forced to close as a result of the pandemic, has decided to permanently shut it’s doors for business. In the months leading up to COVID, significant investment in the restaurant and its operations had been made to best position it for growth amidst increasing offerings throughout Clark County. Now faced with a level of unprecedented uncertainty both in the short and long term for the restaurant industry, the difficult decision was made that the costs, risks and challenges associated with re-starting the restaurant are too great.
First opened in December 2008, Lapellah’s focus was on sustainably sourced ingredients from many farms around the area. Featuring a wood fired grill and oven, its local ownership and staff sought to deliver a high quality, welcoming and memorable experience in all respects.
Here is a portion of the statement shared with Lapellah’s talented staff: “THANK YOU for your commitment and tenure as part of the team at Lapellah. What we can take away from the past is what we learned and the relationships and memories that were created. You helped make positive community impacts and experiences not only for the restaurant’s customers, but Lapellah’s success demonstrated that locally owned, thoughtful restaurants can survive and thrive in our community. You made a difference.”
Thank you to the community for your amazing support, relationships, experiences and memories over the last 11 years. They will be treasured and you will be missed.
Three Sixty Kitchen and Bar posted the same notice.
I liked Lapellah. It was a nice place to drop in and have a glass of wine and some food. Both restaurants had a good following; this is a loss for the Vancouver, Washington food scene.