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Life in the Village on False Creek is slowly getting better. There is still a distinct lack of retail stores (the liquor store and bank are the only businesses open), but there are some signs of change.

Olympic Village Community Garden
Community Gardens
A new community garden is opening next to the park. Applications are open to local residents until September 16.

Terra Breads
Terra Breads Cafe
Looks like they’ll be open soon. It will be nice to have somewhere to eat in the village. They’re behind schedule, but at least they’re opening soon.

Salt Building
Salt Building
The Mark James Group was signed up to open a brewpub in the Salt Building, but that deal must be dead. Last month there were “Restaurant Coming Soon” signs in the window. Today there are “For Lease” signs and all the references to the Mark James Group have been removed from the city’s website ( this is what it said on July 17).

Village Kitchen & Bar
Community Kitchen, London Drugs, and Urban Fare
All are “Coming Soon”, but no work is being done to get them ready. So “soon” is still months away.

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