A Cool Thing Happened Five Years Ago Today In Gastown

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On July 9th, 2009, the restaurant community in Gastown was significantly smaller than it is now, but the amount of good will and camaraderie within was very high. To wit, during the construction of Pourhouse – five years ago today – young restaurant owners and staff from across the DTES gathered in the mess of the construction site to put the bar in place, together, and anoint it in ceremony as a family. We were lucky enough to catch it on video (above)…

  • Mapping the plans at The Pourhouse
    Mapping the plans at The Pourhouse
  • Mapping the plans at The Pourhouse
    Mapping the plans at The Pourhouse
  • Jay Jones and Josh Pape (The Diamond)
    Jay Jones and Josh Pape (The Diamond)
  • Mark Brand (Boneta, The Diamond) and Ron Oliver (Maker's Mark)
    Mark Brand (Boneta, The Diamond) and Ron Oliver (Maker's Mark)
  • Sophie Taverner (The Diamond) and Tannis Ling (Bao Bei)
    Sophie Taverner (The Diamond) and Tannis Ling (Bao Bei)
  • Kurtis Kolt (Salt) and Neil Ingram (Boneta)
    Kurtis Kolt (Salt) and Neil Ingram (Boneta)
  • Gastown restaurateurs and staff show up to help The Pourhouse crew drop their bar in place
    Gastown restaurateurs and staff show up to help The Pourhouse crew drop their bar in place
  • Gastown restaurateurs and staff show up to help The Pourhouse crew drop their bar in place
    Gastown restaurateurs and staff show up to help The Pourhouse crew drop their bar in place
  • Chris Irving and Jay Jones
    Chris Irving and Jay Jones
  • Lining 'em up...
    Lining 'em up...
  • Makers Mark soldiers...
    Makers Mark soldiers...
  • The Pourhouse Owners, L to R: Chuck McIntosh, Nick Rossi, Brian Grant, Jennifer Forster, Chris Irving, and Jay Jones
    The Pourhouse Owners, L to R: Chuck McIntosh, Nick Rossi, Brian Grant, Jennifer Forster, Chris Irving, and Jay Jones
  • Brian Grant + 10 shots of Makers
    Brian Grant + 10 shots of Makers
  • antique radiators at the Pourhouse
    antique radiators at the Pourhouse
  • antique radiators at the Pourhouse
    antique radiators at the Pourhouse

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