Here's where all those Uptown New West businesses went
Some of the companies near 6th and Sixth have found new locations, are still looking, or have shut down
Sushi Well's last location at 620 Sixth St. is now behind blue fencing. The building is set to be demolished to make way for a new development/Ria Renouf
While it might have seemed like a sudden turn of events, the building along the 600 block of Sixth Street has long been set for redevelopment: PC Urban will take the lead on the site, which will include a 29-storey residential building with 338 market rental homes; 10 of those will be below-market. There will also be 10,000 sq. ft. of commercial space.
Until then, the previous tenants have either decided to close shop, have found a new space to work out of, or are still trying to figure out next steps.
Here’s what we’ve tracked down:
This law firm was previously located on the second floor and has since moved two blocks from the previous building. It can now be found at #260-550 6th St.
Known for providing driveway gate operators and video doorbells, the shop previously announced it would be relocating to Surrey, and is now operating at #100-11538 132A St. You can also call 778-384-2800 or 778-561-4530. It also has an online product shop.
The shop, which closed its doors on Dec. 22, has confirmed it will not be reopening elsewhere for now as it was unable to find another location with affordable rent. Any donations were passed on to two shelters, as well as to the Repair to Wear program at the Union Gospel Mission.
“We may open another storefront location in the future, or you may find us at a local outdoor market. Stay tuned…” a note in the shop’s former window reads.
This quintessential New West staple had previously told The Vancouver Sun it had found a new home…but not in New West. You’ll have to go over the Pattullo Bridge to Surrey—signs have gone up at the King George Hub, teasing the restaurant’s opening.
You’ll be able to find Expedia Cruises in Queensborough: the business has listed its new address as J130-805 Boyd St.
There is currently no timeline for its reopening.
“As soon as our new office is up and running, we will have a grand opening, so stay tuned,” a sign in the window of its former shop reads.
No, it’s hasn't moved to Queen’s Park…it’s moved to Quayside. The dental office is in a space across from The Boathouse, which means other neighbours include Craft Cafe and Sabai Thai Spa.
On closing day, the shop told New West Anchor that it had not secured a new spot.
The shop’s website is still active, and as of publication if you click on any of the options at the top of the page, a little pop-up will ask if you’d like to receive an update once it re-opens.
Sunquest has been spotted at Royal City Centre and is a relatively new neighbour to the White Spot location there.
In what might arguably be the best farewell letter written by a local business, Redrum Records is inviting locals to come shop at its locations in Cloverdale and White Rock.
The poster on the window of what was Redrum Records’s New Westminster location/Ria Renouf
“As you all know by now, they are blowing up our building,” a sign posted at the shuttered New West location reads. “All of these magical musical discs are far too precious to be allowed to come to any harm, so they are all flying away to a better, safer place.”
Editor's note: a previous version of this story had Queen's Park Dental opening in April. The office has since reopened. Thank you to our eagle-eyed subscribers for catching the error!