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Broadway East: Neighbourhood on the rise



For a long time, Broadway between Clark and Main street has been a mostly lifeless stretch of old, crumbling buildings with little commercial activity. It has struggled to shake its reputation as a rough neighbourhood with a troublesome drug problem. But now, it's showing signs of life. Entrepreneurs, developers and community leaders are hopeful that Broadway East will finally become a vibrant and bustling neighbourhood. 'On the Coast' producer Jennifer Chen met a number of people who think Broadway East is on the rise.

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  • Francois Godbout, owner of Seb's restaurant
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  • Mike Wiebe, owner of 8.5 restaurant / Vice-President of the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Association
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  • Jocelyne Hamel, Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
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  • Fred Kwak, owner of Kwak's Herb & Health Food
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  • Patrick Harkness, owner of Harkness & Co. Butchers
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  • Leyda Molnar, property manager of Kingsgate Mall
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