Meet Faith, the owner of Kilnfolk, a new pottery studio coming to 108 W 6th St! Kilnfolk will offer clay classes and pottery painting, in addition to on-site childcare for children 5 and younger. Grand opening is projected to be Spring 2022! LEARN MORE: https://www.kilnfolkclay.com Please give a warm welcome to Faith and her team! We are thrilled to have their creative business concept in

VDA's Flower Basket Program will return mid-may with 110 glorious baskets adding color and vibrancy from the Waterfront, to the Historic Core, and through Uptown Village. These baskets will showcase our community pride and resiliency as the public is welcomed back into downtown. WE NEED YOUR HELP—our beloved program relies purely on donations from individuals & businesses to make this effort possible.

Check out our recent lighting improvements at E Evergreen & Main Street! Video below. These improvements are responding to the need of improved lighting in pedestrian corridors throughout downtown—guided by feedback received from business owners and the public. This project is a part of our clean and safe initiative, Spruce the Couve. Graffiti removal, power washing, new trash cans, improved lighting, and community

CONGRATULATIONS to Dosalas Latin Kitchen, this year’s Ooh-Ahh! Award! The Ooh Ahh! Award—whether it’s the storefront activation, store design, or product offering, it makes you Ooh and Ahh! Dosalas Latin Kitchen creates an engaging, dynamic, and interactive dining adventure with Latin-inspired small-plate service and cocktails Over the last 11 years, the Van-Tastic Award Ceremony has been a celebration of our small businesses

CONGRATULATIONS to Hungry & Thirsty Sasquatch, the recipient of this year’s Believe and Achieve Award! The Believe and Achieve Award recognizes start-ups, expansions, and other small businesses growing in downtown. Hungry & Thirsty Sasquatch takes you back to the days of pinball, pizza slices and cocktails made with locally sourced ingredients. Over the last 11 years, the Van-Tastic Award Ceremony has been

CONGRATULATIONS to Little Conejo, this year’s Taste Maker Award! The Taste Maker Award recognizes our community’s beloved food establishments. Little Conejo began as a hole in the wall taco joint and has now grown into a full-service restaurant with tacos, tortas, variety of made-from-scratch salsas and mezcal. Over the last 11 years, the Van-Tastic Award Ceremony has been a celebration of our

CONGRATULATIONS to Local Boy Tatau, this year’s HeART of Downtown Award! The HeArt of Downtown recognizes businesses who beautify our downtown community through art. Local Boy Tatau facilitated a collective of local artists to conceptualized and execute the mural project located at Broadway and 7th Street, along with other focal points in downtown. Over the last 11 years, the Van-Tastic Award Ceremony

CONGRATULATIONS to iQ Credit Union, this year’s Yellow Umbrella Award! The Yellow Umbrella Award recognizes community centric businesses. iQ Credit Union serves its member communities with straightforward financial services for every personal and family milestone Over the last 11 years, the Van-Tastic Award Ceremony has been a celebration of our small businesses and Vancouver’s community-centric values. We encourage you to check out

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