SEEN IN VANCOUVER #436: Save On Meats Replacing Stolen Sign With Food Campaign

April 2, 2013.

A couple of weeks ago a group calling themselves the Anti-Gentrification Front stole Save On Meats’ sidewalk sign, posed with it by throwing up peace signs (absurdly, as above) and sent the picture to Mark Brand as if they were putting him on notice. It was a silly bit of business, really, and it would be oh so easy to leave it at that and pay the insurance man. Alas, I don’t think that’s what Brand has in mind.

“The team was bummed. We say bummed because it was an inanimate sheet of plywood,” he writes tonight via email. “Nobody was hurt (feelings aside) but threats were hurled. Serious threats against the venue, and therefore against employees, people who work day in and out for their community.” In the morning, it appears as if he and “the team” will be responding, not with threats of their own, but with a laugh at the Anti-Gentrification Front’s posturing and a new campaign to help feed the women of the Rainier Hotel.

After an amazing week of media, emails and neighbourhood love a call was made. This piece of plywood was shaped to feed the community we love. For every picture (instagram @saveonmeats), tweet (@saveonmeats) and Facebook share with the sign we will provide breakfast to one resident at the recently underfunded Rainier Hotel. Yes, this is meant to spread the word and leverage media. It’s meant to show people that we will not be intimidated or bullied, nor have we ever been in the dozens of attacks in our 26+ months here.

Here’s the short version: misguided folk steal sign and hurl threats. We rebuild sign with donation and work within our community. People help said community with two clicks on their mobile device and show support.

Save On Meats: 1 Jackasses: 0

And…it’s a ton of fun to take pictures with.

EVERYTHING SEEN IN VANCOUVER

#ScoutThis

There are 40 comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Seen In Vancouver Oh, the magical things we see...

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #575 | ‘The Good Spirit’ Metaphysical Shop Ready To Open In Gastown

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #575 | ‘The Good Spirit’ Metaphysical Shop Ready To Open In Gastown

by Michelle Sproule | The Good Spirit opens Friday (tomorrow) at 309 Cambie Street. The “tastefully curated, modern, metaphysical boutique” comes to… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #574 | The Zenga Bros’ Oddball Creativity Detailed In New Film Trailer

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #574 | The Zenga Bros’ Oddball Creativity Detailed In New Film Trailer

Check out the extended trailer for Tall Bike Tour: Part 1 - Visions and Dreams, the new film from the Zenga Bros. It not only provides something of a window… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #573 | Eastside Flea’s New Main St. Address Launching Friday Night

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #573 | Eastside Flea’s New Main St. Address Launching Friday Night

This weekend will see Eastside Flea's highly anticipated first market in their new home in the old Ellis Building at 1024 Main Street (between Campagnolo and… more 

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | The View Of The City From This East Van Alley

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | The View Of The City From This East Van Alley

by Michelle Sproule | Though it's not a typical picture postcard view of Vancouver (in the same way that, say, the vistas from Fairview Slopes or Jericho… more 

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | Its Scattered ‘Living Fossil’ Monkey Puzzle Trees

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | Its Scattered ‘Living Fossil’ Monkey Puzzle Trees

There's something delightfully alien and transportively prehistoric about Monkey Puzzle trees, which are dotted around the city like so many rare jewels. The… more 

PUT A DOT ON IT | A Sculpture From Kuh Del Rosario’s New Pop-Up Show ‘Against Nature’

PUT A DOT ON IT | A Sculpture From Kuh Del Rosario’s New Pop-Up Show ‘Against Nature’

by Avalon Mott | If you've ever had the pleasure of coming across a Kuh Del Rosario sculpture before, you have seen art intersecting with science in a truly… more 

PUT A DOT ON IT | ‘RyutenJi’ Ceramic & Photo Pairing By Glenn Lewis – Now At Franc Gallery

PUT A DOT ON IT | ‘RyutenJi’ Ceramic & Photo Pairing By Glenn Lewis – Now At Franc Gallery

by Avalon Mott | Last week, Franc Gallery (formerly known as Initial Gallery), opened the doors of their new space at 1654 Franklin Street. Inclusive of WAAP,… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #572 | Forty Year Old Film Shows How Little Our City Has Changed

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #572 | Forty Year Old Film Shows How Little Our City Has Changed

by Andrew Morrison | The summer of 1976 was the first one that I truly remember. We lived on Trafalgar St. in Kitsilano, and we spent a lot of time at the… more 

The scout Community

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters & Lucky’s Doughnuts Acorn Alibi Room Ancora Waterfront Dining & Patio AnnaLena Araxi Ask For Luigi Au Comptoir Bambudda Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie Bar Oso Bauhaus Beach Bay Café & Patio Beachhouse Bearfoot Bistro Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe Bel Café Bestie Beta5 Chocolates Biltmore Cabaret Bishop’s Bistro Pastis Bistro Wagon Rouge Bitter Tasting Room Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar Bottleneck Bufala Burdock & Co. Cadeaux Bakery Café Medina Caffè Artigiano Camp Lifestyle + Coffee Co. Campagnolo Campagnolo ROMA Cannibal Cafe Cartems Donuterie Chambar Chefs’ Table Society of BC Chewies Oyster Bar Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie  Chicha Chill Winston ChocolaTas Chocolate Arts Cibo Trattoria Cinara CinCin Ristorante + Bar Cioffi’s Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill Cocktails & Canapes Catering + Events Cuchillo Culinary Capers Catering & Special Events Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen District Brasserie Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company Doi Chaang Coffee Co. Earnest Ice Cream Edible Canada Elementa Espana Exile Bistro Fable Farmer’s Apprentice Fat Badger Fat Mao Field & Social Fish Counter Forage Giovane Cafe + Eatery Gotham Steakhouse & Bar Grain Granville Island Grapes & Soda Greenhorn Espresso Bar Gyoza Bar Hapa Izakaya Hart House Restaurant Harvest Community Foods Hawksworth Restaurant Heirloom Homer Street Cafe & Bar Hy’s Steakhouse Irish Heather Jamjar JJ Bean Joy Road Catering Juice Truck Juniper Keefer Bar Kin Kao Krokodile Pear Kuma Tofino L’Abattoir La Buca La Mezcaleria La Pentola La Quercia La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop Latab Wine Bar Lazy Gourmet Les Amis du Fromage Lions Pub, The Liquidity Bistro Little District Lobby Lounge + RawBar Lolita’s South Of The Border Cantina Longtail Kitchen Los Cuervos Taqueria & Cantina Lupo Restaurant Maenam Mamie Taylor’s MARKET by Jean-Georges Matchstick Coffee Roasters Meat & Bread Meinhardt Fine Foods Miku Restaurant Milano Coffee Minami Miradoro Mission Mogiana Coffee Mosquito Nicli Antica Pizzeria Nightingale Nomad Nook Notturno Nuba Oakwood Canadian Bistro Olive & Anchor OLO OPUS Bar Oru Osteria Savio Volpe Oyama Sausage Co. Pallet Coffee Roasters Phoenix Perennials Pidgin Pied-à-Terre Pizzeria Farina Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn Pourhouse Railtown Cafe Railtown Catering Rain Or Shine Ice Cream Rainier Provisions Red Wagon, The Revolver Coffee Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. Royal Dinette Sai Woo Salt Tasting Room Salty Tongue Café Savoury Chef Settlement Building Shaughnessy Restaurant Shebeen Whisk(e)y House Shelter Shika Provisions Siena Six Acres Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe Stable House, The Steel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall Supermarine Tableau Bar Bistro Tacofino Tavola Terra Breads Thierry Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie Timber Timbertrain Coffee Roasters Torafuku Tractor Foods Truffles Fine Foods Two Rivers Specialty Meats UBC Farm Uncommon Cafe, The Urban Digs Farm Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ Program Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana West Restaurant Wildebeest Wolf In The Fog YEW seafood

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was .

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was .