Bar business outlook brightens with hockey’s return

Vancouver’s hospitality sector will benefit from the return of Vancouver Canucks games at Rogers Arena following the provincial government’s approval of the National Hockey League’s plan for its 2021 season, but industry officials say that benefit will vary from subsector […]

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Craft Beer Market buys Victoria’s Canoe Brewpub

‌ Calgary-based Craft Beer ­Market is taking over operations at Canoe Brewpub on Victoria’s Upper Harbour. The company, which now has nine locations in B.C., Alberta and Ontario, acquired the operation from the Truffles Group and plans “significant renovations in […]

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Restaurants prepare to struggle through the rain and cold

For restaurants, the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been a tale of two cities. Restaurants in Vancouver’s and Victoria’s downtown core, typically buzzing with business lunches and after work cocktails, have been struggling. However, restaurants in the suburbs […]

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