A new retail store called MINT Interiors caught my attention with their press release over the weekend. The new store at 1805 Fir Street (at West 2nd) claims to be in “Vancouver’s newest shopping area”, the Armoury District.
Rien Sharma, Coâ€owner of MINT Interiors with Michael McNamara, states, “The Armoury District emerged as a cutting edge design area after the recession in 2009, when several vacant storefronts opened up beside East India Carpets on 2nd Avenue between Fir and Pine. Now there are over 10 shops in the district offering a fantastic array of items for the home. When we were searching for a location for MINT Interiors, this district was the first to come to mind. With our truly unique product line, we wanted to be located in the center of this up and coming area for innovative interior design and home furnishings.”
This historic area has housed creative individuals for many years, from the studios at Armoury Recording Studios and Nettwerk Music Group to wellâ€known architects. The next home furnishings company to move into the Armoury District will be Living Space Interiors, relocating from the Main St area in 2011.
MINT Interiors retail outlet is open to the public and caters to designers and shoppers who are seeking to create homes that reflect their individuality. Hours are Monday to Friday 10:00am â€ 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am â€ 5:00pm, and Sunday 12:00pm â€ 5:00pm.
While the Burrard Flats are east of Burrard and not actually part of Kitsilano, locals spend a lot of time making their way by foot, bike and car to Granville Island making this area prime for development (and of interest to our readers). So it’s good to see designers carve out their niche with The Armoury District.