The Shop Vancouver

 
"coffee + clothing + parts + books"

 

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There's no need to be intimidated even if you don't know a thing about motorcycles. The Shop Vancouver is a motorcycle-focused shop, but it's also a great place to drop in to get a coffee or look at their unique lines of men's clothing and other merchandise.  And if you're lucky one of The Shop's regulars will pull up outside on a bike you can gawk at.

They also enjoy a good cup of coffee and use their own locally roasted organic blend from East Van Roasters prepared by either a drip brew or French press.

The Shop also frequently hosts events that you can find out about through their Facebook page. 

 

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Shop Trivia

"Each vignette depicts  life sized Chinese people in a specific year: 1884, 1936, and 1905. The use of perspective creates an optical illusion of depth, blurring the boundaries of time."
  • Opened September 15, 2012. 
  • The building is owned by the Association of Chinese Freemasons and The Shop's neighbours on Columbia include some other interesting shops: Duchesse Vintage and Such, Positive Negative Art Gallery and The Chinatown Experiment. The building was originally a two-story built in 1895 with the address 101 Dupont Street (the street was renamed to Pender in 1907) .

 

Details

The Shop Vancouver |  theshopvancouver.com | 432 Columbia Street, Vancouver V6A 2R8 | 604-568-7273

Weekdays 11AM - 7PM

Weekends 11AM - 5PM

 

 
 

Social, Links, Interviews

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

ESPN: (The) Shop Talk

"Step foot into The Shop and you'll feel a calm as the door closes on the mushrooming smells of Chinatown on one side and the zombie hustle of East Hastings Street, a perennially troubled zone, on the other. There's a small counter on your left and the smell of gourmet coffee wafts through the 700-square-foot space filled with neatly racked shirts, jackets, Red Wing boots and the like."

 

Chinatown Night Market: Business Profile: The Shop

Globe and Mail: Behind the changing face of Vancouver’s Chinatown

Montecristo Magazine: Chinatown's Columbia Block

Oil and Rust: Coffee Racer?!

"A former pro snowboarder, and a professional photographer got together with the idea of a motorcycle cafe. Brett and TJ came up with the concept in California and it wasn’t long before the ball was rolling."

Scout Magazine: Motorcycle Lovers Will Soon Score “The Shop Vancouver” In Chinatown

 

Witness This had a brief walkthrough of The Shop while it was still under construction by co-owner Brett Beadle: 

Promo video for The Shop Vancouver created by Dave O'Dowd from Energetic Collective: