After the walkabout to many of the very cool new stores in Gastown, meeting up with people from the neighbourhood along the way, I dropped in to the Mews off Carrall Street. Someone told me that an Emily Carr Grad show satellite gallery had temporarily taken over the restaurant space and one upstairs room. True enough. The place was packed with the young and the trendy looking at the experimental works, revealing an explosion of creativity, very alive. 9:00 PM. The Mews looked beautiful that night.
Also dropped by the Gastown Neighbourhood Coalition tables, which had clear and surprising images of the proposed stadium and its shocking impact on the area. Such a disturbingly high contrast with the heritage buildings.
Talked to retailers, who had good turnout – some had around 150 people coming through their stores. Each store was like a small party, good feeling all around, people talking with each other, a successful event.