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This Mt. Pleasant Restaurant Honours Its Veteran Staff Members in a Really Cool Way

1000 Cool Things About Vancouver is a pretty self-explanatory Scout column that gives equal weight to the common attributes and obscure intangibles that make our city well worth living in. Getting to a thousand is a pretty ambitious goal, but we believe in our city and are already well on our way.

You know what’s cool? Recognizing and celebrating staff members who stick with a company and help to make it what it is. Main Street’s Wallflower Diner does this by nailing little three-inch trophy name plates to the edge of the six seat bar, each one with the name of a veteran staff member who has been (or was) on payroll for five years or more. I counted six names on my last visit. Plenty of room for more!

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Wallflower Modern Diner
Neighbourhood: Main Street
2420 Main St.

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