Archive for the ‘Gastown’ Category

The Purple Lights Of Our Ancient Basements

November 16th, 2015


Have a stroll around the older parts of Vancouver – specifically in and around the periphery of the Downtown Eastside – and it likely won’t take long for you to spot the little 3″ purple glass squares embedded in the oldest sections of sidewalk. These are known as vault lights or sidewalk prisms.

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Paris Annex and Paris Block take home UDI Award of Excellence

November 9th, 2012

Paris Block / Paris Annex - Best Urban Infill - UDI Award of Excellence

We are proud to announce that two of our Gastown projects were recently recognized by the urban development industry.  Paris Block and Paris Annex received a 2012 Award For Excellence at the Urban Development Institute’s biennial awards. The projects won Best Urban Infill at a black tie gala held on October 26.

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New Gastown condos 21 Doors 90% sold out opening week

November 7th, 2011

21 Doors debuts courtyard homes this fall, starting at $209,900

21 Doors, the latest Gastown project by Robert Fung’s Salient Group, sold just over 90% of homes during its opening week, with the majority selling to local homebuyers.

“21 Doors buyers are a diverse demographic including all age ranges, couples and singles” says developer Robert Fung of the Salient Group. “Most of the homebuyers are currently renting in Gastown, were looking to own their home, and who plan on moving into their new suites when 21 Doors is ready for occupancy in December.”

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Vinyl Retro Lounge opens in Gastown

October 25th, 2011

Vinyl Retro Lounge

Boasting a massive light dance floor and great retro tunes, Vinyl Retro Dance Lounge opened its doors in Vancouver this fall.

Thanks to great music and awesome atmosphere, the lounge has already generated serious buzz amongst Vancouver’s partygoers. Recently actor Isaiah Mustafa, whose popularity skyrocketed after starring in a series of successful Old Spice commercials, made a special appearance in the lounge.

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The Salient Group Opens 21 Doors Show Suite

October 19th, 2011

We’re excited to announce that the 21 Doors show suite is now open for appointment only viewing.

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect from the one bedroom show suite:

21 Doors will be ready for move-in by November 15th.

We invite you to visit the 21 Doors show suite located at 370 Carrall Street in Vancouver. We are open from noon to 6 p.m. every Saturday to Thursday. You can also contact us by calling 604-689- 5638 or by sending an email to

Vancouver Sun profiles 21 Doors

October 17th, 2011

The Salient Group's 21 Doors in the Vancouver Sun

The Salient Group’s 21 Doors was profiled recently in the Vancouver Sun WestCoast Homes section, highlighting the features that set 21 Doors apart from most Vancouver condo projects.

Here’s a short quote from the article:

In short, while the Salient Group boasts a decade-long record of widely admired renovation and restoration elsewhere in Gastown and the city, Fung approached even this modest-sized project as a one-of-a-kind — and with uncommon attention.

“We’re providing cost-effective suites with a high level of design,” he says of the work by building envelope specialists RDH Engineering and Taylor Kurtz Architecture & Design, both of Vancouver. “These are good, thoughtful spaces that make sense.”

Visit the Vancouver Sun website to read the full article. For more information about 21 Doors, please visit or read our previous blog post.

Revolver Coffee fires up Gastown

October 14th, 2011

Revolver Coffee - Gastown

A new coffee joint in Gastown is making waves in the city. Revolver Coffee opened its doors in September and has since generated some serious buzz from Vancouver caffeine enthusiasts.

What sets Revolver apart from most coffee shops is that all beverages are made-to-order. Revolver takes its coffee seriously. Customers first select from a number of beans and then choose from one of a handful of brewing options. If you’re not a coffee nerd, don’t fret — the guys behind the bar are happy to explain your different options.

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