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December 2 2020

I AM GASTOWN: GABY BAYONA

Gaby Bayona started her bridal brand Truvelle in 2013 out of her Gastown apartment, that she lives in to this day. As her business grew, Gaby expanded by opening up Truvelle Flagship, rebranded as Lovenote Bride, which currently houses her four bridal lines: Aesling, Laudae, Halseene and of course, Truvelle.

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December 2 2020

I AM GASTOWN: ALYSHA OSBORNE

Frustrated by how poorly many treat residents of the Downtown Eastside, Founder of 2 Paycheques Away Alysha Osborne set out to change people’s perceptions, one haircut at a time.

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September 11 2020

I AM GASTOWN: KA-ON-LI

Head of the Gastown Clean Team, Ka-On-Li has been keeping the community looking good for over two years. Ka works hard in order to keep himself and the streets of Gastown clean. Originally from Hong Kong, Ka spent his youth as a gang member with very little schooling. With help from the community, Ka has …

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February 20 2020

Gastowner: Peter Buckley from Old Spaghetti Factory

  Name: Peter Buckley Title: CEO and casual antique collector Business: Old Spaghetti Factory Social: @oldspaghettifactory_canada What do you do and how did you get here? I am the CEO of Old Spaghettti Factory Canada and the owner of the Gastown OSF location. My career in the restaurant industry started back in 1980 with The Keg. …

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February 4 2020

Let’s talk about Gastown with John Fluevog

  Why Gastown? I come home to Gastown because I live here. This is my home. I opened up a store (Fox & Fluevog) in August of 1970 on the corner of Powell & Carrall. Gastown was up and coming, and edgy. Urban areas and neighbourhoods were experiencing revivals in North America, including Pioneer Square …

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October 15 2019

Gastowner: Jaroslav Mestka from The Praguery

  Name: Jaroslav Mestka Title: Owner and lover of sweet things Business: The Praguery Social: @thepraguery What do you do and how did you get here? The Praguery began in the summer of 2016 as a little 10 x 10 stall at the Panda Market in Richmond followed by an appearance at the Christmas Market …

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September 26 2019

Gastowner: Colin Ross from Tuc Craft Kitchen

  Name: Colin Ross  Title: Owner and vintage re-purposer Business: Tuc Craft Kitchen Social: @tuccraftkitchen   What do you do and how did you get here? I am a co-owner of Tuc Craft Kitchen and I look after the bar & wine program, along with  paperwork, marketing, and finances. My journey began 30 years ago as a …

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