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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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September 2 2019

This Week In Gastown: September 2-8

  KABOOM ATOMIC TRIVIA The Portside Pub MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 8 PM Every Monday night test your smarts on The Portside at Kaboom Atomic Trivia! Tons of great prizes, $10 food menu, crazy good drink specials, and a host that will keep you laughing all night long. Book a table now by emailing info@theportsidepub.com Music Bingo …

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August 21 2019

Gastowner: Dennis Kyle from Zayo

  Dennis Kyle Senior Vice President  – Fiber Solutions, Mountain Region Zayo With options to locate anywhere around the globe, what brought Zayo to setup a shop in Gastown? One of our main facilities is now located at 175 West Cordova. We have renewed a 10-year lease and are planning to undertake a major renovation to …

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July 12 2019

Gastowner: Roanne Mendoza from Kotn

Name: Roanne Mendoza Title: Store Manager and Ethical Fashionista Business: Kotn Social: @kotn   What do you do and how did you get here? I’m the store manager here at Kotn in Gastown.  I went to the University of Alberta, undertaking a Bachelor of Science degree where I focused on studying the interconnections between material, …

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June 20 2019

Gastowner: Kai DeNeve from Ampersand Bistro & Bar

  Name: Kai DeNeve Title: Owner and World Traveller Business: Ampersand Bistro & Bar  Social: @ampersandgastown   What do you do and how did you get here? I am a co-owner of Ampersand Bistro & Bar on Water Street, and I also sell academic motion capture software to film studios. How I got here was …

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May 24 2019

Gastowners: John Crook and Erik Heck from The Flying Pig

Names: John Crook and Erik Heck Title: Owners, Chefs, Best Buds (at Wildtale & Flying Pig restaurants) Business: The Flying Pig Gastown  Social: @wearetheflyingpig   John Crook   Erik Heck   What do you do and how did you get here? Erik: We’re both chefs. I’ve been working in kitchens since I graduated high school, starting as …

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