Gastown Businesses Destroyed After Fire

At 11:15am on Monday, April 11 a fire broke out on the 200 block of Abbott Street. Several businesses have been destroyed beyond salvation. Others have been forced to close due to the site not being safe.
Loss of revenue, destroyed valuables and merchandise, and staff relying on an income are only some of the financial burdens that these businesses will face as they navigate through this devasting time. The Gastown Business Improvement Society (GBIS) would like to help these merchants and their staff with urgent needs that may not be covered by insurance.
Our conversations with the impacted businesses have been devastating and any donations made in these challenging times could go a long way. All requests will be collected by our office, vetted by a subcommittee of the GBIS Board, and then funds will be distributed to the businesses.
Please consider helping these impacted Abbott Street and Water Street businesses if you are able to do so:

- Gowon Cafe, 221 Abbott St.
- Bruce Eyewear, 219 Abbott St.
- Lemongrass House, 209 Abbott St.
- Roldorf & Co, 207 Abbott St.
- Nika Fashion & Design Co, 205 Abbott St.
- The Flying Pig, 102 Water St.
- Australian Boot Co, 104 Water St.
- Barber & Co, 214 Abbott St.
- Jules Bistro, 216 Abbott St.

Stay up-to-date on business closures here:

Our office welcomes any questions or concerns you have about this fundraiser or the affected businesses.


    • $5 
    • 2 yrs
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Nickole Macauley
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Danielle Wensauer
    • $1,000 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Gastown Business Improvement Society
Vancouver, BC
Walley Wargolet

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