Welcome to Tuesday, New West.
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. 😥
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.
📣 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.
🗞 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)
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
Please note: New West Anchor is not affiliated with this contest. Any questions regarding how to enter should be directed to Yum Gourmet Donuts.
🤝 Now hiring
Housekeeper. Little Miss Clean Housekeeping. Salary/wage: $23/hour.
Hiring in New West? Reply to this email and let us know.
💸 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.
Know an awesome deal New Westies should know about? Reply back to our newsletter to share!
🗓️ Things to do
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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