Norton Commons is a new store opening this September in Kitsilano. A contemporary version of the corner grocery store Norton Commons reflects shifting demands in Canadian urban food values as a destination for discerning shoppers seeking local,...
Our encounter with the corner grocery of old has been reshaped into the fast food and convenience store most likely attached to a gas bar. Norton Commons will transform this image by promoting locally grown foods that are organic or sustainably...
Grand Opening; Sunday September 23, 2012 2 pm to 5 pm – info, friends, tastings & prizes Soft Opening; Thursday September 20, 2012 2501 W Broadway (corner W Broadway & Larch St) Norton Commons 2501 W...
How quickly the time has passed since the September opening. Positive responses from neighbours and customers from further afield each day and very favourable reviews on Yelp and Kitsilano blog are helping to build business. Locally sourced food is proving to be incredibly popular with the hand packed, Nanaimo based canned fish from St Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse the biggest seller these past weeks. Seems that the smoked tuna and canned salmon have found their way onto a few christmas gift lists!
Fresh farmer direct organinc Red Russion garlic, Pink Lady and Mutsu apples, Delicata, Spaghetti, Dumpling, Acorn, Butternut sqashes, red and yellow onion are currently available from Klippers Organic Farm in Cawston, BC and Stein Mountain Farm in Pemberton. Organic and Fair Trade banana’s, lemmon’s, limes, ginger, grapefruit, yams are in stock with sweet oranges, mango and melons to arrive this week along with a full selection of Farmhouse Natural Cheeses here this Thursday.
The store inventory has grown with delicious additions arriving each week. Come by and check out our latest offerings and taste some of the Farmhouse Cheeses this Sunday, December 2.Read More
Norton Commons opened Saturday September 22, 2012! Neighbours nave been coming by to check out the new look and are very impressed with the colours, layout and the lovely local produce now available. I will be getting more general grocery inventory delivered this week and will continue to seek out tasty local foods and items requested by customers. The tasting of Farmhouse Natural Cheeses held Sunday was a big success selling out much of the cheese I had in stock. I will post a notice when the next order arrives. Come check out the store – no purchase required.Read More
Norton Commons ‘soft’ opening will be (seriously, it really is true, I promise) Saturday, September 22 at 8 am. Neighbors and friends are invited to come by on Sunday September 23 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm to taste some of the local fare, meet some of the farm producers and check out the store. Looking forward to showing off the fine renovations done by friends and local creative trades people.Read More
Norton Commons is a new store opening in September in Kitsilano. A contemporary version of the corner grocery store it will reflect shifting demands in Canadian urban food values and be a destination for discerning Vancouver shoppers seeking local, sustainable, organic foods in a single location.
Long a neighbourhood institution, the corner grocery historically reflected the character, income level and personality of the surrounding community. Most often a family enterprise, it provided much more than the food and sundry staples sold on the shelves, it acted as a conduit for community information, neighbourhood news and meeting place, it was an important point of contact for people living in the area. In 2012 our encounter with the corner grocery of old has been reshaped into the fast food and convenience store most likely attached to a gas bar. Norton Commons will transform this image by promoting locally grown foods that are organic or sustainably produced primarily in BC, Canada or the Cascadia bio-region by independent businesses.
Through support to local artists, food producers, volunteer projects and social profit organizations Norton Commons will endeavour to contribute to the common well-fare and well-being of local citizens. Norton Commons will demonstrate that a business can be ethically connected to local issues and successfully stand out among other grocery establishments.
The ‘soft’ opening will be Thursday Septmeber 13, 2012, the grand opening will be on Sunday September 16, 2012 from 2 pm to 5 pm with information, tastings and prizes.