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

December 23, 2011.

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.

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  • http://www.vancouverhoods.com Peter

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

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

  • Scout Magazine

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

  • Someone

    another generic drinking/eating shack?
    le sigh

  • Scout Magazine

    Generic? How so?

  • Someone

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

  • 10B

    Great addition to the area; looking forward to it!

  • Jen

    …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).

  • Momoko

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

  • Kay

    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.

  • Karen

    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!

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