⚓ Fratelli's New West location to close

Plus: will you win donuts for a year?

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Well…the hits seem to just keep coming for local New West businesses. If you read the subject line of today’s newsletter, you’ll already know which Sapperton-based business it is. Scroll on down to learn more about the ‘why’ of it all. 😥 

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Fratelli’s New West location to close in June

A spread of Fratelli Bakery cakes. @fratellibakery on Instagram

It’s the end of an era—well, at least in New Westminster. Fratelli, which has been a mainstay in the Sapperton neighbourhood for about a decade, will close in June.

“Six months ago, the landlord in New West informed me that he would be putting up the building for sale, and unfortunately I received some terrible news on Boxing Day,” explains a post on Fratelli Bakery’s page, adding that the building had been sold.

The post goes on to explain that the building is slated to house a dentist’s office, and that the owner will not be opening a replacement location elsewhere. That means if you’d like to get your hands on some Fratelli goods, you’ll need to head on down to its original location on Commercial Drive, which will continue to operate.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🧥 Can you help? With cold weather set to stick around for much of this week, Purpose Society is putting out a call for winter jackets that can be handed out to unhoused neighbours in New West.

❓️ Questions raised. Couns. Daniel Fontaine and Paul Minhas are questioning the Mayor’s recent trip to Dubai for the COP28 summit. (Global BC)

🎨 Call for Artists. Arts New West is looking to showcase local artists and their works. Think you’d be up for it? Check out their requirements online. 

🚓 Interested? New West Police will be hosting an in-person recruitment session on Jan. 18.

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🗞 In other news

Travelling? Be aware if you’re planning to head to the Interior or through the Sea-to-Sky: snow is in the forecast for much of this week. (CityNews Vancouver)

Dog’s death under investigation. Police in Vancouver are looking into whether a dog was thrown—on purpose—from The Molson Hotel last Friday. (CTV Vancouver)

It’s complicated. A study out of UBC says BC hospital stays are becoming more complicated than they used to be. Data was compared over a 15-year period, from 2002 and 2017. (CityNews Vancouver)

Think pink. Aritzia has won a lawsuit involving an artist in the US; he alleged that the BC-based clothing shop copied his work. (CBC Vancouver)


This spot wants to give away donuts for a year

@yumgourmetdonuts on Instagram

If you like donuts, this one’s for you: Yum Gourmet Donuts is looking to give away donuts for a year. Make sure to check out their Instagram post to see how you can enter! The bakery says it’ll be drawing the winner on Jan. 13.

Please note: New West Anchor is not affiliated with this contest. Any questions regarding how to enter should be directed to Yum Gourmet Donuts.

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🤝 Now hiring

Medical office assistant. New West Downtown Medical Clinic. Salary/wage: $20/hour.

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Pharmacy technician. Indigo Pharmacy. Salary/wage: $18/hour.

Shop cleaner. Kirmac. Salary/wage: $20/hour.

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💸 Local deals and specials

The Kabab Factory. This New West spot is offering 10% off for all of its kababs daily from 3 to 7pm. Orders must be placed by phone.

Spend $75 before tax, get $10. The Refill Stop is offering this deal all month long. Details online. 

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🗓️ Things to do

Harp sound bath. This is happening at Yoga at the Quay. The session is $39 and in-studio only. Learn more through its Instagram page.

Jazz at the Anvil. Musical legend Tom Keenlyside will join Wild Blue Herons on stage on Jan. 30. Tickets are on sale now. 

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