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Explore the World of Craft Beer

Joe Wiebe, the Thirsty Writer
Craft beer has exploded in popularity over the past several years. Maybe you are interested in learning more about it, but you are unsure where to start. Here are some pointers. 
First of all, do not worry: after all, it is just beer! Craft beer is accessible and relatively inexpensive. 

DVBA partners with Modo

Modo - formerly Victoria Carshare Co-op - the only member-owned carshare operator in Greater Victoria, recently became an associate member of the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) – a first step in collaborating with the Association to resolve the downtown’s growing transportation concerns.

Partnership and Communication

We all make the best decisions we can with the information we have available at the time, BUT we can always learn more and we need to listen to others to hear their perspectives. As business owners, you need to deal with these facts daily to grow and protect your business and thereby your livelihood, and yet sometimes we make mistakes with the best of intentions.

Is a shared arts space needed in Victoria?

Do you care about the arts? Are you worried about space? It is not a secret one of the biggest pressures facing any arts organization is the lack of affordable space. This space can include, performance, rehearsal, set building, storage, and offices. 

Consulting is an important part of the process

by Kerri Milton

10 reasons to start a matcha habit

by Kip Home
Another New Year, another resolution.  If your resolution is to do something healthy for yourself this year, then Just Matcha Tea Shop has an easy delicious solution for you.

Where to Park in our Downtown

Last week’s, The complexities of transportation editorial launched what the DVBA is currently partnered and working on. The initial 28 action items have now grown to 31 and we are working diligently to bring some or all of the ideas to fruition. 

Part one was to produce an interactive map of every possible parking lot/structure and on-street parking space in the Downtown core that we will continue to update. Some of these facilities are privately owned and some are city owned. We have broken them up by parking type and added whether they are monthly, hourly, weekly.

The complexities of transportation

Transportation is a complex and complicated issue in any urban centre. Add in construction demands, increased shopping, increased densification and a city that is growing from a smaller city to a larger Capital City and you have a difficult situation to navigate.

A day in the life of the Victoria Fringe Guest Producer

By Katt Campbell

My workday begins with a bike ride to the office in the morning. It’s usually sunny, and I like the feeling of biking mixed with the excited anticipation of unopened emails in my inbox. Normally having a bursting-at-the-seams inbox would be stressful, but for me it means correspondence from Fringe artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons – the people who make our work possible.

A camping we will go

You may be planning a camping trip or a hike, and may need a few last minute supplies to get you through your trip. Did you know there are seven stores in Downtown Victoria where you can get equipped for your trip? 

We thought it would be fun to ask them a few questions about things you should know before you go! You will find a complete list of stores to find camping supplies and a map at the bottom of this post. If you are heading off, have fun!



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