The Refinery celebratory bacon cake, made by Charlie Chin of The REFINERY.
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The Refinery celebratory bacon cake, made by Charlie Chin of The REFINERY.

The Refinery celebratory bacon cake, made by Charlie Chin of The Refinery.


The Refinery waited 6 months for construction on the Granville Strip to hold its opening bash.
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The Refinery waited 6 months for construction on the Granville Strip to hold its opening bash.

The Refinery waited 6 months for construction on the Granville Strip to hold its opening bash.


Peter Raptis, managing partner, and Lauren Mote, general manager, welcome guests.
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Peter Raptis, managing partner, and Lauren Mote, general manager, welcome guests.

Peter Raptis, managing partner, and Lauren Mote, general manager, welcome guests.


Peter Raptis, managing partner, and Lauren Mote, general manager, welcome guests.
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Peter Raptis, managing partner, and Lauren Mote, general manager, welcome guests.

Peter Raptis, managing partner, and Lauren Mote, general manager, welcome guests.


Lauren Mote's specialty cocktails were flowing all night. Sake Sour shown here.
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Lauren Mote's specialty cocktails were flowing all night. Sake Sour shown here.

Lauren Mote's specialty cocktails were flowing all night. Sake Sour shown here.


Guests nibbled on Chef Michael Carter's housemade flatbreads.
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Guests nibbled on Chef Michael Carter's housemade flatbreads.

Guests nibbled on Chef Michael Carter's housemade flatbreads.


Rino Cioffi of Cioffi's on East Hastings cuts prosciutto, served straight into the hands of guests.
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Rino Cioffi of Cioffi's on East Hastings cuts prosciutto, served straight into the hands of guests.

Rino Cioffi of Cioffi's on East Hastings cuts prosciutto, served straight into the hands of guests.


Lauren Mote captivates Michael Schratter of 24Hrs and Nancy Lanthier from the Vancouver Sun with her molecular mixology exhibition.
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Lauren Mote captivates Michael Schratter of 24Hrs and Nancy Lanthier from the Vancouver Sun with her molecular mixology exhibition.

Lauren Mote captivates Michael Schratter of 24Hrs and Nancy Lanthier from the Vancouver Sun with her molecular mixology exhibition.


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Megan Hall of Whistler Brewing Company with Chad Gaskell, of The REFINERY.
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Megan Hall of Whistler Brewing Company with Chad Gaskell, of The REFINERY.

Megan Hall of Whistler Brewing Company with Chad Gaskell, of The Refinery.


Guests of the grand opening included leaders of the tourism and hospitality industry, Granville Street neighbours, friends, VIPs and a who's-who of Vancouver's nightlife industry, all gathered to celebrate The Refinery. (Shown here: Paul Stoilen of Donnel
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Guests of the grand opening included leaders of the tourism and hospitality industry, Granville Street neighbours, friends, VIPs and a who's-who of Vancouver's nightlife industry, all gathered to celebrate The Refinery. (Shown here: Paul Stoilen of Donnel

Guests of the grand opening included leaders of the tourism and hospitality industry, Granville Street neighbours, friends, VIPs and a who's-who of Vancouver's nightlife industry all gathered to celebrate The Refinery. (Shown here: Paul Stoilen of Donnelly Hospitality Group, Christine Van, Megan Hall of Whistler Brewing Company)


Revellers Cassie Gill and Shallom Johnson.
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Revellers Cassie Gill and Shallom Johnson.

Revellers Cassie Gill and Shallom Johnson.


Brothers Wilson and Albert Lee ham it up with a friend.
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Brothers Wilson and Albert Lee ham it up with a friend.

Brothers Wilson and Albert Lee ham it up with a friend.


General manager Lauren Mote pours her tasty Charred Bourbon Sour.
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General manager Lauren Mote pours her tasty Charred Bourbon Sour.

General manager Lauren Mote pours her tasty Charred Bourbon Sour.


The room boasts reclaimed and sustainable building materials, including LED lighting, recycled cork floors and environmentally friendly paint.
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The room boasts reclaimed and sustainable building materials, including LED lighting, recycled cork floors and environmentally friendly paint.

The room boasts reclaimed and sustainable building materials, including LED lighting, recycled cork floors and environmentally friendly paint.


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The photograph in the front dining room hints at the space's former occupant, The Sugar Refinery.
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The photograph in the front dining room hints at the space's former occupant, The Sugar Refinery.

The photograph in the front dining room hints at the space's former occupant, The Sugar Refinery.


Beautiful ladies, including Frances Hui (far left) and Janakie Singham (Centre) enjoying The REFINERY Grand Opening.
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Beautiful ladies, including Frances Hui (far left) and Janakie Singham (Centre) enjoying The REFINERY Grand Opening.

Frances Hui (far left), Janakie Singham (centre) and friends enjoy The Refinery grand opening.


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Les Jung of Grady Wines and GM Lauren Mote appreciate a glass of Sandhill wine from the Okanagan.
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Les Jung of Grady Wines and GM Lauren Mote appreciate a glass of Sandhill wine from the Okanagan.

Les Jung of Grady Wines and GM Lauren Mote appreciate a glass of Sandhill wine from the Okanagan.


DJ Jesse James spun music all night atop the parallam side bar.
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DJ Jesse James spun music all night atop the parallam side bar.

DJ Jesse James spun music all night atop the parallam side bar.


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Chad Gaskell leads the party at The Refinery grand opening party.
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Chad Gaskell leads the party at The Refinery grand opening party.

Chad Gaskell leads the party at The Refinery grand opening party.


Vancouver's newest market-style eatery and wine bar served samples of Island-made Victoria Gin, BC-cured prosciutto and Ocean Wise seafood to dozens of foodies who ventured to the newly repaved south end of the Granville Entertainment District for The Refinery's grand opening party.
 

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