Vancouver police say they will meet with the association to discuss security and safety issues following the shootings.
Two men were shot to death Saturday night as they arrived in a black Land Rover at the upscale Gotham steakhouse in the 600-block Seymour.
Gotham’s general manager, Chris Langridge, said those inside the restaurant, including film star Keanu Reeves, left their $50 steaks on the tables as they were cleared from the building by police.
"It was impressive, how guests co-operated. The police response was incredible," said Langridge.
One of the patrons, a member of Scarpino’s party, dropped a gun as he was being checked by police.
Langridge said it is too early to tell what the effect will be on business. Gotham re-opened the following day.
"Some people called to find out if we were operating. It was a busy Sunday night. I wouldn’t say people came to look," said Langridge.
Gotham is the fourth Vancouver restaurant to have been affected by gangland hits in the past six months.
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2008