The iconic red Salt Building in the Village on False Creek is about to get another transformation to add even more life to the up-and-coming neighbourhood. After the Olympic village was built up around this historic building it got a facelift and has recently become the city’s hottest event space — hosting everything from photography exhibitions to the opening night gala of the Vancouver Film Festival. Come summer of 2013, it will be home to CRAFT Beer Market, Restaurant + Bar.
All will be welcome at a public open house at the Salt Building to talk about the plans for CRAFT on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Stop by with the whole family from 12:00pm to 4:00pm that day to sample wine, food, local and international beer, tour the building, learn about the vision for CRAFT, meet neighbours, and more. The event is free for all to attend.
“The Salt Building has so much history and is one of Vancouver’s most unique and prestigious buildings and we are excited for the opportunity to pay homage to that history with our concept,” says PJ L’Heureux, President of CRAFT Beer Market. “The Village is really coming into its own and we want to invite residents and businesses in the area to come down and introduce ourselves and our vision for the Salt Building.” [Source: Press Release]
As CRAFT, the Salt Building will have an open concept kitchen, a private room and mezzanine level for special events, and they will have over 140 beers on tap totalling 3km of draft lines. With seating for 350, it will be the largest LEAF Certified restaurant in Canada (Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Food Service).
The menu at CRAFT will be “New North American” with locally sourced ingredients, Gluten free and vegetarian options, and everything from sushi to beer-can chicken.