Our principal Alvaro Prol, made the cover of The Province yesterday discussing the revival of our new Gastown neighborhood along with many others in the feature. Read an excerpt below & check out the feature HERE!
Blueprint, like a lot of other cutting-edge companies, has just moved to Gastown, occupying the address that comes together at a point on Water and Cordova streets.
“We have a dynamic company of young and creative people,” said Alvaro Prol, co-founder of Blueprint, which stages music events and owns a dozen restaurants and pubs. “We find Gastown a more creative environment, more vibrant, more neat little restaurants and coffee shops.
“It’s old, it’s got way more character than, say, Yaletown or Robson.
“And we can tell the staff love it, too. They come to work early, they stay late.”
Thirty-five people staff the office (400 more work at the company’s pubs and eateries). The popular Shine Nightclub at street level will close on Sept. 27 and a renovated, and renamed club is scheduled to reopen in a few months.