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 to cup. How did Kafiex begin?  “Kafiex is truly a product of our passion. Initially starting as a hobby, we visited farms across the world,

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 comfortable and have fun… under normal circumstances, hug if you’ve had a bad day—with the customer leaving with a big smile. We take

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 the years we have been fortunate enough to watch as parents bring in their children and as time passes watch those children grow

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 be able to continue our practice in its most regular form, people come in and buy pizza and we make pizza and we

Happy Friday, Vancouver! It is a beautiful day to walk downtown and grab some popcorn from @kigginstheatre​ —available today from 5PM-7PM, and Saturday from 11AM-1PM.⁣ ⁣ The Kiggins Theatre has been adapting and pivoting in unique ways during COVID. Dan Wyatt, owner of the Kiggins, has launched a virtual screening room to stream some of the latest hits from the comfort of your home: www.kigginstheatre.com/now-playing/. A great pairing for your popcorn this weekend!⁣ ⁣⁣ Kiggins has been using their marquee to project positivity onto our beloved Main

In honor of small business month, we are celebrating our local speakeasy ​@underbarvancouver​! Nestled in the basement of the Broadway Building at 1701 1⁄2 Broadway, UnderBar offers an intimate space paired with 14 Moscow Mule variations, classic old fashioned’s, and delicious but reasonably priced food. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Owners Kurt & Kendra are celebrating UnderBar’s 2-year anniversary in the month of June. The idea for UnderBar was conceived when Kurt went to mail something one day and noticed an ad on the wall for storage space.

Alisa Powell Tetreault, owner of Most Everything Vintage, has pivoted her business model in unique ways to support our community during this challenging time. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alisa modified a vintage muumuu (an oversized house dress) into a crop top, a nurses cap, and several masks. Alisa put these items on Instagram and overnight it exploded into mask requests. Since then, Alisa has been hard at work making hundreds of face masks using leftover vintage fabric.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Alisa misses being able to

In honor of tomorrow’s First Friday Art Walk, we are featuring Art on the Boulevard! A project of Friends of the Arts, Art on the Boulevard is a non-profit art gallery whose mission is to establish a community environment in which the arts flourish. The work of over 50 Northwest artists allows the gallery to display a wide variety of media and styles. Kevin Weaver, gallery director, runs the gallery with the help of volunteers. Kevin has a deep love for Vancouver and is passionate

This week we are featuring Celinda and Gina, owners of ​@salonmoxievancouverwa​ located at 1019 Main St in downtown Vancouver. On December 1st, it will be their 10-year anniversary on Main - stop by anytime during the month of December to enjoy treats, festive balloons and enter to win a basket full of wonderful products! Celinda & Gina go back over 30 years and went to beauty school together. They both love our downtown community. Celinda has been involved with the Vancouver’s Downtown Association for 20

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