International Volvo Photo Locations Part 297
Buro, the espresso bar is located on 356 Water Street in the Holland Block in Gastown in Vancouver.
An iconic Vancouver landmark at the convergence of Water & Cordova Streets. It was built in 1892 as a hotel contributing to the vibrant street life in Gastown.
Up to this day, it remains Vancouver’s most avant-garde neighbourhood.
Buro restored the exterior facade while integrating the triangular shape into the interior architecture, all aligned with a central commune table.
Custom brass lighting was used to complement the heritage period elements in the building.
With wide open views across shop windows, Buro’s location is the gateway to the lively streets of Gastown, and your ideal setting to meet, relax, plan ahead, and make things happen.
Water Street is a street in the Gastown area of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is named for its proximity to the water, in this case the south shore of Burrard Inlet, and was briefly known as Front Street. Water Street is popular amongst tourists; its most famous landmark is the steam clock.
In the early to mid 20th century, Water Street was the center of Vancouver’s food, clothing and dry goods wholesale businesses. Due to Vancouver being the main port of western Canada, much of the trading of goods from east Asia went through Water Street. Water Street also housed the British and American firms that provided heavy equipment for the coastal and interior logging operations.
In the 1960s, due to limited space and rising real estate costs, the wholesale business left Water Street and gentrification occurred afterwords with shops, restaurants, offices and galleries opening on the street.