Grain flour miller set to relaunch as Flourist, will debut new bakery and café

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      Local artisan flour miller and dry-good supplier Grain has rebranded as Flourist (3433 Commercial Street), which will soon operate as a brick-and-mortar shop in the Cedar-Cottage neighbourhood.

      Originally known as a fully traceable grain, bean, and flour company, Flourist will also launch a bakery and café this spring.

      The 2,800-square-foot space will offer fresh flour stone-milled on-site, freshly baked sourdough bread, an assortment of baked goods, a coffee program, as well as other all-day bites. A retail market will also be available, which will be stocked with baking tools and ingredients.

      “The new name better represents where our company is going, and reflects the growing interest in an ingredient central to so many people’s lives,” said Flourist co-founder and CEO Janna Bishop, in a press statement.

      A rendering of the bakery and cafe.

      Its original warehouse and mill will continue to operate in South Vancouver, but its new location will be able to cater to many more customers.

      Guests can expect a stylish and comfortable space, because Flourist’s interior design is under the hands of Vancouver-based Ste. Marie Art and Design’s Craig Stanghetta (Botanist, Savio Volpe, St. Lawrence, Kissa Tanto).

      “The farmer-direct whole grains, seeds, and beans part of the business will continue to grow and thrive through our online and retail channels and will feature prominently in the menu at the new Flourist location,” said Flourist co-founder, Shira McDermott, in a press statement. “We’re really excited to be able show people how we mill our fresh flours, and we expect our new Austrian-made stone mill will be a big hit at the bakery.”

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