Our Launchpad winner, Marianne Wilson Stein, is moving quickly to open her new space at 109 W 7th Street in downtown Vancouver. As most of you know, Launchpad was a regional shark-tank-style competition providing a $40,000 community-sponsored grant to a new business locating into our downtown community. Marianne will be opening Dandelion Teahouse & Apothecary, which will feature her specialty tea blends and

Today we are featuring Kafiex Roasters - Coffee Lab! Located at 720 Esther Street in downtown Vancouver, Kafiex is a specialty coffee shop and roastery founded by Seidy and Matthew Selivanow. With emphasis on diverse coffee brewing methods Kafiex proudly offers certified organic and fair-trade coffee while empowering women and educating the public about the incredible journey of coffee from farm

Vancouver’s Downtown Association is working hard to keep downtown vibrant. We are launching Spruce the Couve, a Clean and Safe Program. Graffiti removal, power washing, new trash cans, and improved lighting are all examples of tasks that will be completed under this initiative. This program is launching in November 2020 and will continue through 2021. Keep your eye on our social media

VISIT downtown Vancouver and VOTE for your favorite Harvest Moon Storefront. Three winners will receive $250 courtesy of the Vancouver's Downtown Association—this is great way for your show support of our local businesses! CURRENT PARTICIPANTS: Angst Gallery Main Street Vintage Home Center Stage Clothiers, LLC Olson Engineering, Inc. My Jewelers Divine Consign Furniture Most Everything Vintage Doppelgänger House of Vintage - Vancouver Harry's Locksmith Service MELT Glass Art Supply If you are a business

Our street mural at 12th & Main is completed, we encourage you to come check it out! This mural is one component in a larger Main Street project which includes bike facilities, a new parklet, parking garage mural, and a smaller street mural at 8th & Main. ⁣ ⁣ Our project commenced this month, starting on the weekend of September 4th, 2020, and

The month of August marks Not Too Shabby's 20th anniversary in downtown Vancouver! Located at 16th & Broadway, Not Too Shabby is a delightful locally owned boutique that carries gifts, décor, and women’s fashions. ⁣ ⁣ Owner, Reshell Douglas, aka Shabby Shelly, takes pride in treating all of her customers like friends. ⁣ ⁣ “I call it the girlfriend mentality, we want you to feel

Downtown Vancouver is blooming thanks to our 2020 flower basket donors! These baskets showcase our community pride and resiliency during these challenging times. Our flower basket program is funded entirely from individual contributors—thank you to our community for keeping our downtown vibrant. This program would not have been possible without the following community supporters: Albina Fuel Alisa Tretrault Alistaire Clary Alling Henning Associates, Inc. Amy Sanchez Ann Bauer Anne John

Congratulations to our 2020 Launchpad WINNER—Marianne Wilson Stein! Marianne will be opening a Teahouse in downtown Vancouver that will feature her teas and skin care products. Her business will also host a makers space. Marianne has had great success at the Farmer's Market and looks forward to opening a brick & mortar retail space. We will continue to follow this process and

Today we are highlighting Little Italy’s Trattoria, a family-owned Italian restaurant with a lengthy menu heavy on classic favorites: pizza & pasta! Owners Jeff and Terese Boyer are celebrating their 25th year in downtown Vancouver—they are both grateful for their loyal customer base, long-time staff, and our community.⁣ What do you enjoy most about operating a restaurant in our downtown core?⁣ ⁣ “Over

Today we are celebrating our local Neapolitan-inspired pizza joint @​ nonavopizza!​ Located at 110 W 6th St in downtown Vancouver, Nonavo Pizza specializes in wood-fired pizza made with locally sourced ingredients. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Owner, Joey Chmiko, has a philosophy centered on educating the customer, knowing your supplier, and making damn good pizza. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ How has business changed during COVID?⁣⁣ “We are fortunate to

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