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The MakerStore Now Open In Strathcona

9 Oct

MakerStoreYou are invited to come check out the MakerStore opening in Strathcona on Saturday, October 10th. The MakerLabs in collaboration with Basic Design, Haeccity Studio Architecture and other contributors is launching their own retail space. If you are unfamiliar with the MakerLabs, it is a 26,000 square foot space located in East Vancouver that provides people with the tools, space and skills to make just about anything. MakerLabs now has over 200 members since its launch in April of 2014 and provides creative and economic opportunities for individuals and small businesses.  The MakerStore will feature local makers offering one of kind products and small run products designed and produced at the MakerLabs. Some of the items you will find include hand crafted furniture, housewares, natural body care products, jewellery, stationary from vendors such as Tubify, Goliath Coffee and Living Lotus to name a few. The opening event takes place this Saturday, October 10th from 5:00 to 10:00 pm at 780 East Cordova Street. There will be games, food, drink and the opportunity to meet many of the makers.   In true East Van style, there will be craft beer available from a local brewery which be sold by donation in support of Binners Project. Come out and support these local makers.  Now if you miss the opening, you can visit the MakerStore Noon – 9:00 pm daily.  You can also check items on their new online store with Antsquare.

Hawkers Market Returns This Saturday, August 10th

9 Aug


The Hawkers Market is a monthly recurring underground event that showcases local food and music.   They support local food entrepreneurs and give them a hawker stand (or pop up food stall) to sell their products.  The event is billed as a dining, shopping and social experience.  There will be many opportunities to eat food at the market and since there are so many great choices, you just might have to take a few treats home with you. The  Hawkers Market takes place at the East Van Studio located at 870 East Cordova Street this Saturday, August 10th starting at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 in advance and available at EventBrite, or $15 at the door.  There will be many locals hawking their wares including:

The Wonton Girl
Curious Oyster
Pella’s Gourmet
Chef Steve of NFA
Peak to Blume
Nice Pops
D Original Sausage
Dolce Delights
Brown Paper Packages Ice Cream
Looters Lemonade
Storm Brewing Craft Beer
Living Lotus
Palki Sula Chaat 

This is definitely an event worth checking out. If you are not able to make this event, you can follow them on Twitter @hawkersmarket to keep an eye out for their next date.

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