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  • smilin-buddha
    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

  • Appropriate Behaviour
    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 […]

  • Lunch Box the Fonz
    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 […]

  • VQFFPassport2014B
    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 […]

  • Bitter2
    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 […]

  • Lunch Meet_1
    Events! August 01/14

    Never eat lunch alone….especially on August 14th

    Vancouver can be a lonely place. It’s expensive. It rains a lot. Some say it’s hard to meet people here. A quarter of the condos are apparently empty. To hell with all that. We say making new friends in Vancouver can be cheap and easy and you can do it in the sunshine. August 14th […]

  • Urban Tree Nursery 3
    DTES July 20/14

    Urban Tree Nursery Launches in Vancouver’s DTES

    It’s been a truly exciting week for the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association. After nearly two years of navigating the intricacies of Vancouver’s civic bureaucracy, working with various design consultants and engagement teams, planners and local community groups, Strathcona BIA and Hastings Crossing BIA enjoyed the launch of our joint Urban Tree Nursery project. Dozens […]

  • Small Business July 11/14

    A Letter to Minister Oakes Regarding Current Tax Policies Hurting SMEs and the Neighbourhoods They Serve

    (Sent) July 7th, 2014 Hon. Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Room 124, Parliament Building, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4   Dear Minister Oakes: Re: Property Taxation – Split Assessments  The Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA) would like to bring to your attention a property tax assessment issue that is impacting the retail and […]

  • Business!!Yes
    Small Business July 07/14

    Long needed tax relief to SMEs on the way soon for Vancouver. Hopefully….

    A recent article by Don Cayo drew attention to an upcoming council meeting where changes to taxation policy in Vancouver will be discussed and several recommendations put forward by staff. Innocuous and mundane as it may sound this will represent a significant milestone in the ten year effort to not only recalibrate a longstanding imbalance […]