Small Business Feature: Café Medina

We had the pleasure of visiting Café Medina and meeting the restaurant owner, Robbie Kane for Small Business Month.

Grow with Google: Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools

Last year the DVBIA decided to join the Grow with Google community and become one of their 7000 partners.

Granville Spotlight: Tequila Cocina

Granville Street’s new kid, Tequila Cocina, is already stealing the spotlight with its Instagrammable décor and authentic Mexican fare.


The federal government announced the “Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS),” a new commercial rent relief program.

9 Downtown Vancouver Coffee Shops & Café’s to Keep You Cozy this Fall

Autumn is here, and we have curated a list of some downtown Vancouver coffee shops and cafés to help keep you cozy this fall.

Meet Your Downtown Community Safety Team

The DVBIA is excited to introduce you to Arden Grant, Senior Manager of Community Safety and Charlene Abellana, Operations Lead.

Huge Win for Binners in BC

Milk containers will be included in BC’s refund system by February, 2022.

Permitting Update from City of Vancouver Development Services

To support businesses impacted by COVID-19, the City created the Temporary Expedited Patio Program on June 1 to allow outdoor patios on public and private property.

Hogan’s Alley Society Showcase

The DVBIA is proud to have partnered with the Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) to co-host their first-ever “Hogan’s Alley Society Showcase.”


Webnames.ca launches initiative to support local Canadian businesses that need a website and domain name.

Hogan’s Alley Society Brings Community Engagement Showcase to Lot 19

On September 10th, join Hogan’s Alley Society at Lot 19 for a community engagement showcase, celebrating Black culture and educating about Vancouver’s own history.

DVBIA’s Anti-Racism Policy

At a recent DVBIA Board of Directors meeting, a policy that drills down on anti-racism was approved.