Category Archives: Main St

Business of the Month: Coco et Olive

Mount Pleasant has no shortage of places to grab a good coffee and a nice croissant.  Coco et Olive, at Main and 21st Avenue is no exception.  What appears at first as a little hole-in-the-wall is in fact a delightful … Continue reading

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April in Vancouver – 4 Events to See, Eat, and Drink!

Spring has sprung, and this city has no shortage of ways to celebrate.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your weekends in April.  LOOK. The Capture Photography Festival is an annual celebration of photography and lens-based … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: East Van Sunrise

This dramatic shot was captured by Vancouver photographer Ted McGrath. It features Mt. Baker and all of East Vancouver, early one January morning.  

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Vancouver Especially, at 271 Union St.

“221A is a non-profit artist-run centre that presents exhibitions, talks, publications and special projects that explore the role of design in the shaping of contemporary societies.” Confession time:  I had never heard of 221A, an organization founded in 2005, and … Continue reading

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New Listing! 3 E 60th Avenue – SOUTH VANCOUVER

This new listing is a dream come true if you have a project in mind.  A home built in the sixties, on a corner lot at 60th and Ontario.  Build new or take on an ambitious renovation project – either … Continue reading

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Business of the Month – Nomad Restaurant

 One of the things I love about living in East Vancouver, specifically just off Main Street, is that the scene here is constantly evolving.  New restaurants and shops open, and just walking down the street, I can see all sorts … Continue reading

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Business of the Month – 49th Parallel Coffee

I’ve been featuring a business of the month for a few years.  I’ve featured a few coffee shops in the past – one of my favorites in Riley Park is Little Mountain Coffee.  But today, I want to highlight my … Continue reading

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Business of the Month: Vancouver Special

For a few years now, I’ve been seeing a store as I walk down Main Street.  ”vancouver special” is depicted in glowing green and white letters, above windows filled with housewares.  Feeling how I do about Vancouver Specials (the houses), … Continue reading

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Debunking the Myth of Foreign Investors

Like many people, I receive a variety of Google alerts to my inbox every week. They range from tracking mentions of my name (I’ve learned that there’s a German producer and DJ who shares my name), to keep track of … Continue reading

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Business of the Month: Portland Craft

 I’ve been a fan of the TV show Portlandia for a while.  The show is where Fred Armisen ended up after he left SNL, and it’s basically just a series of sketches with a satirical view of life in Portland, … Continue reading

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