As you may know we shut down the doors to our old Blood Alley location at 7 Gaoler’s Mews this past August. Our lease ran up and we decided to say goodbye as we simply outgrew the space. Since then we’ve been working our asses off trying to get the new store up and going. We’ve had some major delays due to unforeseen circumstances, but it’s getting there….here’s a glimpse of what’s to come for the new much larger and much improved HAVEN Vancouver – Gastown. Designed and built by yours truly…
The space will occupy 2500 square feet in a recently renovated historical building in Gastown. I’ll disclose the location soon enough but no worries for our hardcore loyal customers, we’re still off the beaten path and I’m sure you’ll all be stoked…
We always tend to lean toward historical buildings for their existing characteristics. As with all of our other locations we’ll be keeping the exposed brick as is…
One of the major delays was that we recently had a Sprinkler blow on us… the floor that was initially layed is going to be completely replaced…
Custom racks hung from 14 ft ceilings is no easy task…
That’s all for now, stay tuned as we plan to open in the New Year… We can’t wait to unveil the new HAVEN Vancouver. But until then make sure to check out our temporary pop up location located at 157 Water Street in Gastown.
The new and improved HAVEN Vancouver is being built out as we speak and should be complete in a few months time. The closing of our Blood Alley Gastown location was tough as we had countless fond memories. But don’t sweat it! In the meantime in this transitionary period please visit us at our temporary Pop Up location at 157 Water Street – Basement Unit. We’re just a block down the road from the old location, so come by and say hi. Here’s a few photos of the Pop Up Shop…
HAVEN Vancouver Pop Up
BSMT – 157 Water Street
A few days ago, we had a visit from our friend SJ, who delighted us with a book called “LITTLE PEOPLE IN THE CITY, The street art of Slinkachu”. **This art book captured the evanescent existence of the diminutive in the great and troubling city, have all the power of Gulliver’s Travels to impose upon us a realization of the asinine pride we take in the mere fact of comparison.
**Quoted from Forward by Will Self
Here are some pictures that we’ve enjoyed.