We Take A Look Inside Calabash, Coming To Gastown This Spring

January 19, 2010.
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Co-owner Roger Collins inspects the ancient original elevator on the lower floor at Calabash, due this Spring.

Researching for an upcoming magazine article I popped my head in to the construction site of Calabash, an upcoming 75 seat, two level, Caribbean-themed restaurant and lounge slated for the redeveloped space at 428 Carrall St. across from the old BC Electric Building on the border of Gastown/Chinatown. Owned by former Chambar staffer Roger Collins (of Foundation Radio) and former Cassis Bistro co-owner Sam Willcocks, the already ten month old project is slated for arrival hopefully as soon as April. The main floor will see a 35 seat restaurant and kitchen cheffed by Cullin David (10+ years as the executive sous at Provence), while the downstairs will sport a 40 seat lounge. While still very much a naked shell, check out that amazing elevator and the purple glass sidewalk skylights!

  • Roger inside the elevator at Calabash
  • Oh my gourd, it's a Calabash
  • Ryan and Roger on the lower level at Calabash
  • Ancient purple glass sidewalk skylights at Calabash
  • Ancient purple glass sidewalk skylights at Calabash
  • Construction maestro Ryan Murfitt and Roger Collins on the main floor at Calabash
  • The kitchen at Calabash
  • The main floor dining room at Calabash
  • Plans for Calabash
  • Coming up from the lower lounge at Calabash
  • Coming up from the lower lounge at Calabash
  • The lower level at Calabash
  • Ryan inspects the old elevator mechanism on the lower level at Calabash
  • What a find! Too bad it doesn't work, though it makes for a sweet DJ booth, no?

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