DINER: A Sneak Peek Inside Strathcona’s “The Union” On The Verge Of Opening Day

by Andrew Morrison | A walk past The Union location in Strathcona (219 Union off Main) the other night showed it nearly finished. The southeast Asian project from the people behind Habit Lounge and The Cascade will seat 84 when it opens between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. As you can see from the shots below, the place is looking awesome (yes, those are lyrics from Jimi Hendrix’s “Crosstown Traffic” around the kitchen window). Further details on the upcoming restaurant and bar here.


10 Responses to “DINER: A Sneak Peek Inside Strathcona’s “The Union” On The Verge Of Opening Day”

  1. Peter on December 24th, 2011 10:13 am

    Looks great, but isn’t this Chinatown? Or Strathcona?

    Or was there just no cool song for those neighbourhoods available?

  2. Scout Magazine on December 24th, 2011 10:26 am

    It’s a perfect choice given the location. The Hendrix shrine is next door. Jimi grew up a few blocks east.

  3. Someone on December 25th, 2011 11:54 am

    another generic drinking/eating shack?
    le sigh

  4. Scout Magazine on December 25th, 2011 12:09 pm

    Generic? How so?

  5. Someone on December 26th, 2011 12:39 pm

    it just feels like we’ve reached saturation point on the public houses sorta thing.

  6. 10B on December 28th, 2011 11:30 am

    Great addition to the area; looking forward to it!

  7. Jen on January 3rd, 2012 1:39 pm

    …So excited for this. I can’t wait to try it!
    Don’t quite understand the negative comments… it looks great (albeit looking in from the outside).

  8. Momoko on January 4th, 2012 4:35 pm

    Seems like a nice addition to the neighbourhood. Will definitely be checking it out next week. No website?

  9. Kay on January 7th, 2012 12:27 pm

    Seems the little mini-corporation running this place is as self-absorbed, opportunistic and historically ignorant as most others moving into the area. There already IS a place in the neighbourhood called The Union, and it’s been there for a couple of decades.

    Why are the “projects” of so many hipster lemming/entrepreneurs gravitating to the area so dull in concept and design? Seems all they bring to the table… and the area… is a need for cheap real estate and a culture of derivative, shallow appropriation.

  10. Karen on January 9th, 2012 3:53 pm

    Thanks for the kind words of support…Kay – self-absorbed? Opportunistic? Historically ignorant? I don’t think you know us – at all…too bad
    Cheers, all!