Archive for the ‘Gastown’ Category

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.


Salient Group receives Outstanding Achievement Award from Heritage BC

October 13th, 2011

Salient Group receives Heritage BC Outstanding Achievement Award

The Salient Group, Acton Ostry Architects and Donald Luxton & Associates received the Outstanding Achievement award at Heritage BC’s annual ceremony held on September 30, 2011. Handed out for the highest caliber of achievement, the Outstanding Achievement award was given to The Salient Group this year for our contributions to the rehabilitation of the Gastown area.

Every year, Heritage BC presents awards to individuals, organizations, government and businesses for excellence in heritage conservation. We thank Heritage BC for recognizing our efforts. We are pleased with the opening of 21 Doors, and we are proud to contribute to Gastown’s rehabilitation.


Anti-Hero13 brings its edge to Gastown

October 5th, 2011

Anti-Hero 13 in Gastown

Located on the corner of Cordova and Cambie is a very unique boutique. Offering edgy fashion pieces at discounted prices, Anti-Hero 13 carries some of your favourite Italian designers.

Open for a year now, this independent retail shop is a must-visit if you’re looking for unique pieces to complete your wardrobe.  Here, you’re likely to find popular brands such as Energie and DSquared2, but you can also find brands such as Takeshy Kurosawa, Absolut Joy and Bray Steve Alan.


Nelson the Seagull lands in Gastown

September 28th, 2011

Nelson the Seagull - The Salient Group blog

At the heart of Gastown, you’ll find a charming and unassuming coffee shop. Nelson the Seagull opened on Carrall Street in May, and within months, the café has become one of the neighbourhood’s best hangout spots.

With its open concept kitchen, Nelson the Seagull isn’t your typical café.  Big couches invite you to just kick back and stay in. Long communal tables make this the perfect spot if you’re eating out with a few friends, or if you want to make a few new ones. Already, the café has hosted events such as The Social Feed long table communal dinner.


Salient Group Opens New Doors in Gastown

September 21st, 2011

21 Doors: Salient Group Opens New Doors in Gastown

Robert Fung’s Salient Group is creating an intimate group of courtyard homes on historic Carrall Street, with 21 Doors ready for occupancy this November.

“These 21 homes will fill a need for well-designed yet more affordable housing in downtown Vancouver,” says Robert Fung, president of the Salient Group. Prices start at $209,900. Sizes range from 383-532 square feet for studio and one-bedroom homes to 789 square feet for two bedrooms. Sales commence October 15.

Community is central to 21 Doors, which is built around a stylish and private courtyard, designed to foster a sense of security as residents get to know their neighbours.


Heritage Canada Magazine profiles The Salient Group’s Robert Fung

September 19th, 2011

Heritage Canada Magazine profiles The Salient Group’s Robert Fung

Robert Fung’s contribution to the evolving Gastown area is featured in Heritage Canada Magazine’s September 2011 issue.

The article, which appears on the Faces and Places section, describes Gastown as “a vibrant, diverse community with an eclectic mix of condos, office buildings, restaurants and bars.”

Heritage Canada cites Robert’s passion for rehabilitating heritage buildings. Robert respects the history of the buildings, but “integrating sustainability and addressing economic, social and environmental imperatives” is also his priority.


Globe & Mail: With porchetta and sushi, Gastown goes gourmet

November 27th, 2010

From Saturday’s Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

When did Gastown get so busy? I went for lunch recently – well, twice – and the streets were buzzing with activity. Although Gastown has long been the most vibrant spot for new restaurants in Vancouver, it’s now filling out in all sorts of spaces. Here are two new lunch spots that are helping to make it feel like a real neighbourhood.

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