New restaurant in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside causes protest - Macleans.ca

New restaurant in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside causes protest

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Our best wishes to Brandon Grossutti, owner of the newest restaurant in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Since opening the doors, his customers have endured daily protests from a small but committed group of anti-poverty activists who claim the eatery, Pidgin, is Exhibit A of the regrettable gentrification sweeping the notorious neighbourhood.

To the contrary, Pidgin is exactly what the area needs: a fresh, vibrant business that has not only created jobs, but is helping to re- vitalize the landscape. Bon appétit.

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