Dressew (337 W. Hastings St.) in Gastown is closed because of the pandemic, but today they’ve launched their online store, www.dressew.com with in-store pick up between 12pm-3pm. Atex Fabrics (330 W. Hastings St.) is right across the street from Dressew is OPEN from Monday to Saturday from 12:00pm-5:30pm. They have fabrics and notions such as elastics if you are looking to make some cloth face masks. Visit their website for more information. https://www.atexfabrics.com/
Seeing all the boarded up store fronts and closed notices on so many businesses makes it seem like everything is shut down due to the pandemic. I was in Gastown the other day and passed by Six Acres in the heart of Gastown by the Gassy Jack statue. They had rigged up and outdoor stereo system and had their windows open – signs to show everyone that “Hey – we’re open!” If you are in a position to, please support our local businesses. Six Acres is located at 203 Carrall St and is open for takeout from Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm-8pm.
Happy International Women’s Day. We are so lucky to have worked with these amazing powerhouse women who are leading on global issues.
Alastair and his family have been decorating this statue in Vancouver since 1994. He felt that the statue wasn’t being honored so he began his tradition.