Joey Restaurants to open first North Shore location in 2018

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      Another popular Vancouver restaurant chain will be making its way to the North Shore next year.

      Joey Restaurant Group recently announced that it will be opening its first location across the waters in Lower Lonsdale's new Shipyards development in 2018.

      Aptly named Joey Shipyards, the restaurant will feature two patios, panoramic views of downtown Vancouver, custom-built chandeliers, a garden terrace, and a curated collection of art by local North Vancouver artists.

      Although the eatery is still in the early phases of development, it will have a strong connection to the Shipyards public plaza—a space (with an outdoor skating rink and water play area) that will be created for the community to enjoy year-round.

      “This is an extremely special location for us as an organization and for me personally,” said Jeff Fuller, CEO of Joey Restaurant Group, in a press statement. “We’ve been looking for the perfect location in the Lower Mainland and we are so happy to be a part of the North Vancouver community.

      The two-storey dining establishment will boast a theatre kitchen and central bar; the lower level will incorporate a sliding glass door to open the interior to the outdoor patio.

      “We are excited to welcome Joey Restaurant to the Shipyards community” said City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto, in a press statement. “The addition of Joey Shipyards and its unique dining experience is perfectly suited to the locale and will contribute to the city’s delivery of a unique, interactive and vibrant year-round people place at the waterfront.”

      Joey Restaurant Group operates 26 locations across Canada, Washington, and California.

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