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

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

  1. chungbot on April 17th, 2009 10:45 am

    god help us all.

  2. George Baugh on April 17th, 2009 11:34 am

    Cityfood says Coast will morph into Society.

  3. Scout Magazine on April 17th, 2009 12:38 pm

    Thanks George!

  4. chris on April 17th, 2009 1:14 pm

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

  5. JJ on April 17th, 2009 5:08 pm

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

  6. Lori on April 20th, 2009 8:06 pm

    where on Alberni street is the new Coast?

  7. Scout Magazine on April 20th, 2009 8:54 pm

    1054 Alberni