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Clean eating is all the craze right now, and SOLO residents have some of the industry’s healthiest eating all under one roof. If you have not heard of Vega – our own Vancouver-based health product company – then you must visit the new Whole Foods in North Burnaby.




Whole Foods has finally arrived at SOLO District, the chain market’s first location in Burnaby. It was early in the morning, but as soon as doors opened, crowds were pouring in for the grand opening.

Whole Foods North Burnaby.


Luxurious Rooftop Amenities at SOLO District’s Club 55

As the New Year begins, we are excited as the construction of SOLO District’s second tower, Altus, moves closer to completion. At over 550 feet above ground, it is set to become Burnaby’s tallest building. Taking over recent giants like the Sovereign, Metroplace and Silver, the Altus tower will stand out from the pack with its luxurious rooftop facility: Club 55.


SOLO District Club 55

The spacious rooftop features outdoor seating and fire pits, designed for your private entertainment.



Whole Foods Hungry for Local Products

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Whole Foods, the organic and specialty foods supermarket, will soon open a store at SOLO District, North Burnaby’s newest community.


But before it does, the grocer wants to meet local producers and hear about their products so they can consider featuring them at the new Lougheed and Willingdon location.


SOLO’s Anchor Tenant Poised for Growth in Canada

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Whole Foods will open its doors to the first residents of SOLO District in 2015, offering its usual organic, vegan and gourmet fare.


But this store is just the beginning of the specialty supermarket’s expansion goals in Canada. The company, which is also SOLO’s anchor tenant, plans to open at least another 30 stores across Canada, adding to its 10 existing locations.



Looking Ahead: Whole Foods’ Brewery, Community Centre in Long-Range Vision

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With so many benefits on the horizon for SOLO District and the Brentwood area, we weren’t surprised to hear of new long-range visions that will affect SOLO District homeowners far into the future.


A Brewery in Whole Foods Future?


Whole Foods across the U.S. already sell beer made by more than 500 different breweries, and now, the health foods grocery giant, which will be the anchor tenant at SOLO District by next year, has just announced it’s ready to brew its own beer.


SOLO District and Brentwood: In the Headlines

Photo Courtesy of KennedyStewart.ndp.ca

Photo Courtesy of KennedyStewart 


Looking back on 2013, we see how much positive news both Burnaby and SOLO District received. Here are some of the most recent and relevant stories:


Deals In the District: The Gift Card Gets Personal

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Gift cards often get a bad rap for not being personal enough, but we think that’s a bit unfair. Consider if a loved one just made the most important purchase of their lives: a new condominium at SOLO District. A gift card from a business in the neighbourhood makes perfect sense—it helps your giftee have fun, and get acquainted with all the great eateries and food options in the community.


Newsbites: Whole Foods Builds Community; Enjoying A Walkable Community


Whole Foods: catalyst for urban rejuvenation


We’ve written before about the ways in which Whole Foods enters neighbourhoods and either changes them, or maintains a standard in livability and social standards in the neighbourhood. This is happening again in the U.S., some months after Whole Foods announced it would enter the very depressed Detroit market. A recent Urban Land Institute article stresses that when Whole Foods decided to enter the south-side Chicago community of Englewood, it came as a surprise. Some planners are nervous, but others are confident in the changes that come when Whole Foods builds a store on the block. It just goes to show that Whole Foods is ready to be a player in community-building, from the ground up.


Whole Foods Apps Keeps SOLO District Homeowners Connected


Once they move in, Stratus and Altus homeowners will already have the advantage of being connected to the world’s biggest retailer of nutritious and organic foods. Whether it stands on the ground floor of one’s home or directly across a pedestrian pathway, SOLO District’s Whole Foods store will be a part of every resident’s daily life.


To cement that connection with their shoppers, Whole Foods also offers iPhone apps to keep foodies and shoppers alike abreast of sales, recipes, events and the like. One app even educates and challenges kids with a game that will keep them occupied during shopping trips.