Tell us about yourself in <200 words
Here at United Strangers, we are passionate about coffee, local products, the outdoors and this great place we call home, North Vancouver. Our goal was to create a community space where folks could come by after a hike, bike or ski or on a lunch break and grab a coffee and a treat or pick up some locally-curated gifts or grocery essentials all in one place.
What does your store/organization do? Why where you inspired to start it?
Our love for coffee is what sparked the idea of US. We love uniting strangers from all over and hope to bring people together in a safe and inclusive space. Eventually, we hope to host yoga, workshops and events in our space. In the meantime, friends can socially distance on our covered patio and catch up with new friends and old.
What are some of your favourite things right now?
If you come by United Strangers, you’ve gotta try our coffee. Some of our other favourite products include: Rootside Bitters and Mixes, Workshop Vegetarian frozen products, Jumpin’ Johnny’s hot sauce and Sourbro’s Sourdough (only on Friday’s) to name a few.
What are your long term goals for your shop?
In the future, we want to be the go-to spot for coffee, local gifts and grocery essentials. We want to be the first place you think of and you need a coffee, a specialty grocery item or a unique local gift. We also can’t wait to host amazing events for our community and who knows, maybe eventually open up another location.
Do you have any upcoming events/workshops?
In the future, we hope to have more community events in our space as soon as it is safe to do so.