There’s never a wrong time to consider giving your home a little TLC. But with the holidays fast approaching (plus the grind of everyday life) it’s easy to lose track of things.
Home renovations can be delayed and shoved aside, until suddenly you’re looking at busted pipes or a broken door, and by that point it’s too late. Not fun.
To help you complete your much-needed home renovations, we’re giving away $500 worth of prizes from local businesses along Kootenay and Graveley streets just west of Boundary Road. This covers everything from festive items to help fill your pantry and paint for your living room, to the coffee you’ll be drinking while you redecorate. (We’ve thought of everything.)
If you’ve visited the area recently, you may have noticed that access via Graveley Street, off of Boundary Road, is closed. This closure is expected to finish in early December once gas line upgrades carried out by FortisBC are complete.
But that shouldn’t hold you back from visiting your favourite local spots in the area, as you can still access it using Valiant Street, off of East 1st Avenue. Best of all, you can win a gift package including gift cards for all of these gems. Here’s what to look forward to on your next visit:
For over 60 years, family-owned Bosa Foods has been a leading importer and distributor of specialty Italian and Mediterranean food products in Western Canada. Shelves are stocked with hundreds of varieties of olive oil, vinegar, pasta, truffles, tapenades, spreads, and more, says Stefano Bortolussi, export/sales representative at Bosa Foods.
Stefano explains that it’s not just all about the food — some of the staff have been with Bosa Foods for 20 to 30 years. “Customers enjoy the friendships they’ve made here. They also know they’ll get help sourcing whatever specific, or hard-to-find, item they’re looking for.”
Address: 1465 Kootenay Street
When you’ve got plenty of light in your home, it instantly feels bigger. The team at Long Life has been giving the gift of natural light to families across the Lower Mainland since 1989.
“There’s a sense of community throughout our little Business Park. We know our neighbours, frequent their businesses, know their names, and their dogs’ names,” said Zooey Barnes, office manager at Long Life Windows & Doors. Barnes feels that Ethical Bean Coffee on Kootenay Street is a hidden gem that everyone should check out.
Address: 1645 Boundary Road
Ethical Bean cafe and coffee roaster was founded in 2003 and roasts only Fairtrade certified organic coffee. “We have created strong relationships with our surrounding businesses over the years that allows us to all work together with win-win outcomes,” said Stephanie Ray of Ethical Bean.
Ray also shared a pro tip with us: “At Ethical Bean, we give away free empty jute bags to anyone who visits our cafe. These bags are perfect for gardening and many arts and crafts. Come in for a coffee and grab one on your way out.”
Address: 1315 Kootenay Street
Westeck Windows and Doors has been serving custom home builders in the US and Canada for nearly 20 years, making renovation dreams a reality. The company’s Vancouver showroom opened back in 2005. “We work with a variety of builders, architects, and designers, throughout the Lower Mainland. Having quick access to Highway 1 and being in the centre of the action we feel is quite beneficial for our walk-in business,” said Bradley Gionet of Westeck.
Gionet urges everyone to visit hidden gem Bosa Foods. “We love having a little taste of Italy just steps from our window and door showroom,” he added.
Address: 1480 Kootenay Street
The team at Somatic HVAC Solutions is equipped to handle all types of HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, controls), plumbing, refrigeration, and sprinkler services. Office manager at Somatic HVAC Solutions, Sophie Beriault, told Daily Hive that the company began in 2010 as a partnership between their president, Gilbert Ghezesan and vice-president Patrick Wu.
“Today, we are growing mechanical commercial contractor of 62 employees. We specialize in commercial and industrial mechanical services including new construction, retrofit, tenant improvement, and preventative maintenance packages.” Lunch at Bosa Foods is a hidden gem in the area that people should check out, according to Sophie. “Their Tuesday pasta special is awesome.”
Address: 1430 Kootenay Street
Enter for your chance to win the following home renovation prize package:
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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on December 5, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.