Monthly Archives: May 2016

Our Favourites in Downtown Abbotsford – Featuring Field House Brewing Co.  

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Last night we kicked back and enjoyed some East Abby crafts beers and live music under a twinkling string of lights on a couple of lawn chairs (with green grass under our feet!) How many places can you say you’re doing that on a week night in May when it’s not in your own backyard?
In our very own City of Abbotsford that’s where! Field House Brewing Co. opened in January with the fire-place ablaze! Over ten varieties on tap offering a full craft beer experience.
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The building itself used to be a industrial mechanic shop, now converted into a tasting room, massive lawn & brewery on-site.
We were thrilled to meet Josh Vanderheide when visiting Spruce Collective one rainy Saturday when he was selling his Field House merchandise (P.S if you’re looking for a couple of neat caps, sweaters or tees you’ve got to check them out). Turns out it was a timely meeting as the old mechanic shop was in the middle of major renovations for a complete overhaul and Josh was just in the process of deciding on the new flooring for the Tasting Room.
555da233ad9c9a774d7a2218a40d0ea2dcf01ac47c1ceb6ed5cdb01621aa5c25_fullRight up our line of work we made sure we looked after our fellow beer drinking buddy by supplying 900sq/ft of loose lay vinyl plank. Increasingly more popular than ever this flooring is much more water resistant to a laminate or hardwood.
Proving to be most beneficial for the crew after a spill from a beer keg when they needed to lift an area of the flooring (no glue, nails or tape) to dry out completely avoiding future water damage and mould. It was such a relief to Josh that they could simply put all the flooring back without hassle or additional cost. We continue to recommended this product for residential homes as well as commercial buildings especially now they come in so many varied colours.
What we truly appreciate about this new shop on the block, is the spirit of community the brewery has brought to the heart of Abbotsford, and the collaborations it continues to make with other small local businesses.
 Follow them on Instagram and you won’t miss the $5 beer days, lives music nights or upcoming events they spring. It’s going to be a fantastic summer to stretch out on the grass and bring the kids because there is plenty of action in the Field CubbyHouse for them!
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Our Favourites in Downtown Abbotsford – Featuring Spruce Collective

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We are so fortunate to live and work in the vastly growing and vibrant City of Abbotsford.

This month we are sharing our favourite retailing businesses in Downtown Abbotsford that we have had the privilege of working with. Whether it has been for  custom reclaimed furniture, flooring renovations, or new collaborations it has all been so refreshing to work beside others passionate about this community!

Spruce Collective
The Market by Spruce Collective
Duft & Co Bakehouse (and soon to open Duft & Co BrickHouse)
Field House Brewing Co.

Kicking off with Spruce Collective, a darling retail store with a curated collection of all things old + new. Located on the delightful Montrose Avenue, we have not met a more generous or advocating bunch of owners. This team endorses many of the start up businesses and is always finding new ways to collaborate to bring excitement to the street. Popular for its storefront appearances you might just catch them in a Hallmark movie or two. When you step inside you will find a range of homely goods, clothing, jewellery, kitchenware and a cute kids corner.

We (the team at Griffin Co) enjoy browsing the shop to find vintage treasures to stage our properties for sale. Hence why we love their most recent venture (a second store) called The Market by Spruce Collective which pushes all our buttons! The shopfront has moved locations and now you can find them directly across the road to the main store. Now believe me when I say, it’s not your average antique store! All vintage, all of the time, it’s a collection of hand picked local vendors under one roof. You must go see their latest batch of store treasures – it changes everyday.

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With each changing season Spruce has something new and wonderful to share and is a constant source of energy for the entire street. We could not be more grateful for their contribution.