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It's one of Vancouver's quirkiest restaurant locations. Here's the independent concept making its home there

"This is a location that's going to be the best Vancouver sees in a decade," promises the restaurant's owner.
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Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions is the new restaurant and cocktail bar opening up inside this unique new Vancouver development built around a heritage home.

What kind of restaurant would make sense to go into a heritage home that's been restored and worked into the design of a contemporary new Vancouver multi-use building in Mount Pleasant?

The answer is one as atypical as the location itself.

Situated at the new Houss development an independent restaurant and bar called Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions is setting up at 67 East 6th Ave.

The heritage house is the 1901-built Coulter House, which has had many occupants over the decades, chiefly operating as the "6th Avenue Grocery" into the late 1970s. 

The restaurant is the project of Vancouver restaurant vet Cameron Bogue, who says in a recently-released video about the project he's been working on this particular concept for a couple of years and was in search of the best location. 

"I realized this is a location that's going to be the best Vancouver sees in a decade," adds Bogue, citing the unique meld of Victorian home and modern office and light industrial space. 

What we can expect is a restaurant with a cocktail program that is "a little bit more casual, a little bit more fun and playful" (thing Insta-worthy drinks with exciting garnishes) and a menu where dishes are cooked on live fire - as in open grills. (In their job listing for a chef, the restaurant mentions that wood-burning cooking experience is a must.)

"We're new school operators set out to change the game in Vancouver.  We are going to challenge authority, ask why, and treat our people better," Bogue emphasizes on the Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions website, noting further in the video that philosophy extends to how they intend to treat guests. 

On its new Instagram account (@mountpleasantvintage), the restaurant also describes itself as: "A neighbourhood grill & bar drenched in counter-culture, dressed up (down!) & placed on display as a vintage resale + thrift shop."

Stay tuned for more details as Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions gets set up, staffed up, and ready to open up.

Here's a look at the backstory of the Coulter House:

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