Glowbal Group To Double Down On Alberni St. With New “Coast”

April 17, 2009.

I took a quick look at Coast‘s new, 200 seat Alberni St. digs a few days ago. It’s massive, with soaring ceilings, a large lounge area, and a broad mezzanine.The seafood restaurant, part of Emad Yacoub’s multi- location empire (The Glowbal Group), appears to be coming along nicely – on track for a July opening. If you’d told me three years ago (pre-Italian Kitchen and Market) that Alberni would become a hot little restaurant stretch I would have probably guffawed. Moral: never guffaw. More photos after the leap

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The original Coast, still in operation in Yaletown on the same block that has killed off five restaurants in three years, should close at some point in June to pave way for the Big Move. No word yet as to what Emad wants to do with the old space, but word is his plans for a sports bar there have been scrapped.

UPDATE: A commenter points us to City Food, where Rhonda May has plenty more details.

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  • chungbot

    god help us all.

  • George Baugh

    Cityfood says Coast will morph into Society.

  • Scout Magazine

    Thanks George!

  • chris

    Another douchebag palace courtesy of the Groping Group? Colour me barfing.

  • JJ

    I liked the first Coast. It’s sad to see what happened to Yaletown. It’s gotten really gross since Earls came in.

  • Lori

    where on Alberni street is the new Coast?

  • Scout Magazine

    1054 Alberni

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