It was inevitable with Rob Feenie's "departure" from Lumiere/Feenie's. The current owner David Sidoo has laid off his staff and is closing the restaurant for renovations.
To be perfectly honest, I was never a fan of Feenie's food...so it is personally not a big loss for me. These days in Vancouver, there so many great restaurants that offer a far greater value than Lumiere ever did (with the same level of quality and service, IMO).
Still...I guess one could say that this is the end of an era.