Archive for July, 2010

Boneta restaurant headed to the Garage in February 2011

July 28th, 2010

Scout Magazine has the story on Boneta’s planned move.  The Gastown favourite will open in the courtyard at Garage, at the corner of Water and Carrall streets, in February of next year.

Garage is a Salient Group project which combines the 1889 Cordage Building and the Nagel Brothers garage, which dates to the 1930s.  The renovation project preserves the buildings’ heritage façades and the courtyard, as well as the ground-level retail and second floor offices.  The major addition is a four-storey modern glass cube with 34 residences.   For more information on the project visit



Frugalbits Insider Guides – Robert Fung’s Gastown

July 23rd, 2010

Robert is the expert guide to Gastown for Frugalbits today.  His recommendations, if you are planning a visit, include design store Haven, the artist-run Gallery Gachet, and the Potluck café on Hastings.  Visit Frugalbits to read the entire article.



Peckinpah to open in Gastown this fall

July 23rd, 2010

Gastown continues to be a favourite destination for Vancouver’s most creative and enterprising citizens, foodies being no exception.  The next major opening will be Peckinpah at 2 Water Street, which is now heavily in renovation mode.  Peckinpah is a project from restauranteur Tyson Reimer and designer Ryan Murfitt, who are hoping to open their doors to the public in October.  Scout Magazine has further details, and photos.



L’Abattoir prepares for launch near Blood Alley in Gastown

July 14th, 2010

New restaurant L’Abattoir had its grand opening party this week, which means the public opening is imminent.  The newly renovated space at 217 Carrall, which seats 80, is co-owned by chef Lee Cooper and Paul Grunberg, both familiar names to the Vancouver food scene.  Congratulations to both!  For updated information on opening day, visit

Illuminares in Gastown, July 24

July 12th, 2010

Vancouver's Illuminares festival

Vancouver’s Illuminares festival will be held in Gastown for the first time this year.  Activities for all ages, performances by musicians, storytellers and dancers and, of course, an incredible array of lanterns, make this event one of the most popular in the city, year after year.

More information is available at the event website.  A vast array of photos from previous years is on Flickr.


Event: Vancouver Art Gallery public forum and open house

July 7th, 2010

The Vancouver Art Gallery is looking for feedback from Vancouverites on a proposal to move the gallery from its current home, the old courthouse at Robson Square, to a new Crosstown home facing the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

The first event will happen tomorrow, July 7th, downtown at the Robson Square Theatre from 6 to 9pm, with a panel discussion at 7pm hosted by Michael Goldberg, professor emeritus with UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

More information at The Georgia Straight.