Grosvenor Ambleside announces new retail tenant, established West Vancouver Restaurateur

Grosvenor  Americas  is  pleased  to  announce  the  arrival  of a  new restaurant  concept  by  Earls  Restaurants.  Opening  at  Grosvenor  Ambleside,  Grosvenor’s  highly  anticipated mixed-use development in West Vancouver will open late 2017. 

27th October 2016

Grosvenor  Americas  is  pleased  to  announce  the  arrival  of a  new restaurant  concept  by  Earls  Restaurants.  Opening  at  Grosvenor  Ambleside,  Grosvenor’s  highly  anticipated mixed-use development in West Vancouver will open late 2017. 

The new restaurant concept will be the first of its kind in Canada, offering guests a reinvented dining experience  in a new style of restaurant from the people who  invented  upscale  casual  dining.  Says  Earls  CEO  Stan  Fuller, “It’s  everything  you  know  and  love  about Earls, but nothing you would expect.



The Canadian-owned Earls (owned and operated by the North Shore’s Fuller family) is one of North America’s most successful independent restaurant groups with 66 locations across the US and Canada, their most recent opening in Chicago. The Fuller family are active members of the community with over five decades of strong ties to the North Shore, establishing their first restaurant, and head office, there in 1984. 

Mo Jessa, President of Earls Restaurants Ltd., shares more about the exciting new concept. "It's been in design for over 3 years, and we are thrilled to unveil it at Grosvenor Ambleside. It’s the future of Earls, a collective of individually compelling restaurants.  We   are   unchaining   the chain   restaurant.”   The   restaurant’s   local  ties, commitment to conscious sourcing & sustainability, as well as stylish design & architecture fit perfectly with the community-driven retail vision that Grosvenor is committed to delivering in their Ambleside development.

Grosvenor held a series of Ideas Fairs during the entitlement process for Grosvenor Ambleside and heard from hundreds  of  West  Vancouver  residents  and  businesses  about what  they  wanted  to  see  on  the  1.9  acre  site located  on  the  1300  block  of  Marine  Drive.  The  community’s  input  helped  inform  the  retail  vision  for  the re-development of the gateway site which is to provide a mix of quality retailers and amenities to match the unique lifestyle of West Vancouver. It was important that the retail experience encourages vibrancy throughout the day, and  welcomes  the  community  back  to  the  waterfront  and  a  revitalized  Ambleside. Grosvenor’s  vision  is  to contribute  to  the  Ambleside  neighbourhood  without  changing  what  people  love  about it. Earls  is  the  start  of realizing on that vision and will act as an extension of the already active Ambleside Village.

“Grosvenor Ambleside  is a living village  with a mix of carefully designed retail and public spaces. We intend to amplify what’s working and provide what is missing to Ambleside” shares Michael Ward, Senior Vice President of  Development  and  General  Manager  for  Grosvenor’s  Vancouver  office. “Grosvenor  Ambleside  will  be  a catalyst – reinforcing Ambleside’s position as a vibrant and creative community place connecting the community to the waterfront.”

A variety  of  boutique  shops  and  services  will  complement  Earls’  new  restaurant  concept  at  Grosvenor Ambleside, where 100 individually designed homes are thoughtfully terraced over one six-storey and one seven-storey concrete building joined by a glass covered galleria. The public galleria will create a new pedestrian path from  Marine  Drive  to  Bellevue  Avenue,  providing  a  view  corridor  and  access  to  the  beach  and  seawall. Grosvenor  Ambleside  will  showcase  the  best  in  West  Coast  architecture,  art  and  culture  including  five sculptures by renowned West Vancouver artist Douglas Coupland and performances programmed by Kay Meek Centre for the Preforming Arts.

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Grosvenor Americas

Grosvenor Americas aims to become a market leader in select geographical areas and sectors in Canada and the USA through focused, strategic expansion. Grosvenor Americas uses their knowledge of the cities they work in and their property skills to develop projects that contribute to the vibrancy and attractiveness of those communities. With particular interest in retail, residential condominiums and apartments, and mixed-use sectors, the Company currently operates in Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Calgary. As at 31 December 2015, Grosvenor Americas had assets under management of $2.7B USD. For more information, please visit www.grosvenor.com. 

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