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.
A new community garden is opening next to the park. Applications are open to local residents until September 16.
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).