Slice of Vancouver life: Lunch Meet on Abbott Street (slideshow and video)

Passers by and people who work in the Gastown area had a chance to meet some new people and music at lunchtime with the final edition of Lunch Meet on the 300 block of Abbot Street. Photos by Beth Hong for The Vancouver Observer. (Click to open slideshow)

Passers by and people who work in the Gastown area had a chance to meet some new people and music at lunchtime with the final edition of Vancouver Public Spaces Network, Viva Vancouver and Space2Place's Lunch Meet on Thursday afternoon.

Chris Hennig, Janice Cheam, Ashish Mohan and Carly Church talk about their lunches at Lunch Meet. Video by Beth Hong and Aaron Yeung for The Vancouver Observer.

The Lunch Meets took place on the 300 block of Abbott and Cordova Streets between 11:30am and 1:30pm every Thursday in July.

According to the Vancouver Public Spaces Network, the concept is to turn the street into "an urban cafeteria, offering a long-table dining experience and a range of exciting culinary choices."

Vancouver Public Space Network's Simon Wong. Photo by Beth Hong for The Vancouver Observer.

Simon Wong, project coordinator at Vancouver Public Spaces Network, said that their next event will be a Kareoke Kiosk on Granville Street, scheduled for the following dates: 

-Sunday Aug. 12th, 2pm-6pm at 700 block of Granville St. (between Robson St. and Georgia St.)

-Sunday Aug. 19th, 2pm-6pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery steps (800 block of Robson St. between Hornby St. and Howe St.)

-Sunday Aug. 26th, 2pm-6pm at the Library Square steps (300 block Robson St. @ Homer St.).

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