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Bikes and the Bottom Line on Union Street

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Union Street has undergone a trendy transformation in the past year. The once-quiet strip between Main and Gore has seen businesses like the Union Bar, Charlie & Lee Clothing, Board of Trade Clothing and Harvest Community Foods have opened up in quick succession at a new development called V6A. They join relative old-timers like Shop/Task Skate Shop and Jett Grrl Bike Studio, who set up shop down the street a few years ago. But the granddaddy on the block is Chinatown veteran Chi Shing Trading Co, which sells traditional and modern Chinese clothing.

We asked business owners and Casey Pollard of Colliers International (who manages leasing for V6A) if being on the Adanac Bike Route has a role to play in building the businesses and the community.

Follow the jump to see pictures of some of the folks we spoke with.

Kleah Graham of Charlie & Lee, Eunice Quan of Board of Trade
Michael Leung of Harvest Community Foods. Cyclists are welcome to use the shop's bike pump.

Tracy Myerson of Jett Grrl Bike Studio with Levi
Anna Chan of Chi Shing Trading Co. has been on Union Street for 10 years.

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