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March 28, 2012
Oh My ... OX! Oyster Express

In the photo: Employees of the fish market next door, take a peek at their new neighbour.

There's something very new happening in the sleepy heart of old Chinatown, and quite understandably, the longtime merchants on the street are curious.

After all, it's unlikely that this particular corner of Vancouver's Keefer and Gore streets has seen much change since the Second World War, let alone leap-frogged into anything potentially hipster. The buzz of construction activity at the spot however, would indicate that such a future may be forthcoming. Formerly a venue that housed a humble shop hawking Chinese-made clothing (you might recall how they lined slippers and straw flip flops according to size along the sidewalk), it now resembles a small, minimalist, pine-lined box. Once new owner, Shawn Chesney, installs an oyster bar inside, things are bound to get even more interesting ... CONTINUE READING...

Filed in RESTAURANTS/Previews.

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