Regular readers of North Bank Now might be interested to know what our number one most-read-and-shared Facebook post is. It’s not about an event, class, activity, or restaurant. It’s about Boomerang, the new coffee shop and home décor store on Vancouver’s Main Street. Boomerang has quickly become downtown’s new destination for daytime hanging out, a place to meet friends and colleagues, or grab a quick and delicious coffee drink on the way to work. And the coffee part might draw you in, but the shopping part will entice you to stay: thousands of items, big and small, from furniture to jewelry. For kids, there’s a treehouse (yep…a TREEHOUSE! Right inside the store!) and there’s also a used book section with comfy chairs where you can sip a latte and feast on words.
The cool thing is, all proceeds go to local charities and nonprofits right in our community, so every dollar you spend on something yummy and fun is actually a dollar that you’re investing to make the North Bank an even better place. Like Divine Consign (another home furnishings store in downtown), Boomerang is run and staffed by volunteers who are committed to making this “giving back” model work.
And by gum, is it working! Boomerang has a whole load of new inventory ready to bring onto the showroom floor, but they’ve got to make space by selling what’s there. This is where YOU get the bonus, because Boomerang is staying open late on Wednesday, April 8, from 5 to 8 p.m., offering shoppers 25% to 75% off regularly low prices. And when you make a purchase of $15 or more, you’ll get a free espresso drink! (Such a deal!)