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  • News August 04/15

    Welcome From New HxBIA Executive Director

    I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Hastings Crossing BIA as the new executive director. Upon being selected for the role, I knew that I would be following some pretty impressive footsteps, as Wes Regan departs. Wes has been such a leader in launching this innovative BIA, and I wish him the best in […]

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    Urban Design and Art August 04/15

    Call for Artists – Hastings Urban Tree Nursery Planter Painting

    Help us make the Hastings corridor a more pleasant pedestrian experience!

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    News February 26/15

    HxBIA looking for a new Executive Director!

        HxBIA Executive Director Job Posting About us The Hastings Crossing BIA (HxBIA) serves more than 650 businesses and property owners in a central portion of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) stretching from Richards to Gore, along Hastings and portions of Pender, Cordova, Main and Powell. Our Mission To promote and support our members, business […]

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    Events!, Small Business February 23/15

    Interest in SME best practices for social inclusion high in Vancouver

    Over 70 business owners, local non-profits and even a few residents and City staff packed into Lost + Found Cafe this Thursday to hear about CommunityWise. The program has been designed by the Hastings Crossing BIA, LOCO BC, Carnegie Community Centre and Recipes For Success, in response to concerns about social inclusion from community members […]

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    Events! February 11/15

    Legendary music venue honored by DTES business community in Living History Documentary Series

    As our city goes through changes we are potentially building over some incredibly fascinating stories about Vancouver and its various communities, nowhere is this more poignant than the Downtown Eastside, the oldest neighbourhood in town. There are so many stories worth archiving about the places and moments in time that have had an impact on the evolution of Vancouver. This is about working towards an urban oral tradition, in a young and dynamic city. It’s about storytelling as a form of community building, and about the fragility of history in a frantic modern world. It’s about one place, that through the decades, meant so much to so many.

  • News September 25/14

    AGM 2014 HxBIA Executive Director’s Report

    A summary of the work of the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association through 2013-2014 in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

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    Events! August 18/14

    Vancouver Queer Film Festival Continues to Impress

    The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is the 2nd largest yearly film festival in Vancouver and one that continues to bring in fantastic content from around the world. Hastings Crossing BIA had the pleasure this past Thursday of welcoming the audience to a film that received a lot of excitement at Sundance earlier this year, Appropriate […]

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    Events! August 14/14

    Why You Should Never Eat Alone (Part 2)

    It’s LUNCH MEET today at Victory Square Park, and it looks like today gives us just enough of a break in the rain to hit this one out of the park. Vinyl Records will be setting up their DJ booth and providing the ultimate summer lunch soundtrack (Motown, Hip Hop, Punk, Raggae, New Wave, obscure hits […]

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    Events! August 05/14

    Dinner and a movie? Vancouver Queer Film Festival has F&B passports

    Few things go together as well as dinner and a movie. Even when the server was rude, the food took too long and the movie was just awful, this tried and true combination has resulted in the seeds of true love and true friendship being sown for countless millions over the decades. This August 14th […]

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    Food and Drinks August 05/14

    Meeting people is easy: B2B networking and restaurant sampling tour Monday August 11th

    Vancouver is overwhelmingly a city of entrepreneurs, and behind every entrepreneur is a story of inspiration, sometimes exasperation or desperation and always determination. Every year Hastings Crossing BIA hosts a tour of a handful of restaurants, some of them only open for a few months, to offer you a taste of what’s new and to […]