Nines: Slow Food & Culture Club open for business
Last weekend’s Music Waste event ran across countless trusty concert spots, but the festival also ushered in one of Vancouver’s newest venues, the Nines: Slow Food & Culture Club (99 West Pender Street). Situated in a former Budget Rent A Car site, the street-level space hosted sets from Johnny de Courcy, Juice, Nam Shub, and more. While the performances introduced Vancouverites to the new venue, owner-curator Mairin Cooley explained that the Nines is a multi-purpose project.
“My hope is to maximize the utility of the building to its fullest,” she told the Straight. As its name implies, the Nines will be selling meals using locally sourced, organic resources. The spot is also preparing to run various workshops and act as an art gallery and will be available to rent from Cooley by the hour or day. “It’s my job to make sure that everyone’s satisfied with their involvement at the Nines,” she said.