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DINER: New Location Of West End’s “Nook” Landing (With Deli) Off Kits Beach In 2013

Nook & Tavola owners Mike Jeffs and Nicole Welsh have just signed a lease on the old Rossini’s spot at 1525 Yew Street, just a short putt from Cornwall and Kits Beach. I took a look at the building this morning and it’s in the midst of a ground-up redux, completely boarded up and gutted.

Rossini’s, you may remember, was a Vancouver institution for 18 years until it shuttered a couple of years ago. Owned by well-liked drummer, Arni May, it was one of Vancouver’s last remaining restaurants featuring live music, namely Jazz (May, who passed away last December, backed up Elvis Presley when he was a teenager). Proximity to the ocean aside, it’s a killer address, one with lots of history. Linton Garner, Denny Clark, Eve Smith, Michael Buble – all made it their home at one point or another.

Details as to what Jeffs and Welsh are going to do with the revamped space remain sketchy, but from what I’ve gathered it looks that it will see a delicatessen/take-out shop by day and a new version of Nook by night. ETA is estimated for Spring/Summer 2013.

Kitchen Table Expands to Chinatown: Take a Look Inside New Daytime Deli and Wine-Focused ‘Cantina Di Luigi’

Just a year after opening on E 12th Avenue, Mercato Di Luigi is expanding to Chinatown. The new flagship at 213 E Georgia St features a deli, in-house bakery, and 'Cantina Di Luigi,' a wine-focused restaurant offering evening dining inspired by Italian cantinas.

New Restaurant ‘Selene Aegean Bistro’ Slated to Open in Hastings-Sunrise

The fourth venture from the restaurant group behind Vancouver's popular Nammos Estiatorio, Loula's Taverna, and Ama Raw Bar, aims to open its latest concept this fall.

A Cornerstone of Strathcona Community Life is Reopening Under New Ownership

More than a shopping destination, the new Union Market will be a venue for slowing down and connecting.

Via Tevere’s New Main Street Location Opens May 15th!

The long-time Victoria Drive neighbourhood (and city-wide) favourite is set to migrate its antipasti and Neapolitan-style pizza game westward to a second location on Main Street next week.