Colin Hansen knows what’s good

Former BC Finance Minister Colin Hansen was asked by BC Business magazine where he likes to get his caffeine fix and he gave the perfect answer.

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New Year’s Day Breakfast and Brunch

Just a reminder that the Grazing House will be open for Brunch on New Year’s Day at 9 am sharp.  Come on down for a hearty Breakfast after all that partying the night before.  Don’t even bother to get dressed just come on down in your pajamas!

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Van Lemon’s BlaQ Sheep Video introduction

In addition to our magazine profile Van Lemon also did this short intro to our shop. Get a quick tour of our Dunbar store and meet the BlaQ Sheep himself!

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Our Profile in Van Walker Magazine

Van Walker Magazine did a profile of us in their latest issue. You can read it here and check out their magazine at lots of places around town. They are published by Van Lemon Creative Studios.

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Coffee is good for you and your Liver….

The Coffee Association of Canada posted this on March 28th, 2014.


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The #WhatMakesMidtown Contest is on!

The #WhatMakesMidtown contest is now running from June 2 to June 30! There will be one winner each drawn randomly from Facebook and Twitter and those lucky people will receive a $75 Blaq Sheep gift card from both our Dunbar and 4th Ave locations! That’s $150 for each winner so jump on this.

Here’s how to enter:

On Twitter:
Follow @LivingMidtown and make any tweet about why you love Mount Pleasant and what Living Midtown is all about. Make sure to include the tag @LivingMidtown and the hashtag #WhatMakesMidtown in your post. Feel free to include photos or video in your post.

On Facebook:
Like LivingMidtown and make any post on their wall about why love Mount Pleasant and what Living Midtown is all about. Make sure you tag your post with the #WhatMakesMidtown hashtag. Go ahead and include photos or videos in your post.

Business accounts aren’t included so make sure to use your personal account when posting, and good luck! And of course be sure to check out Living Midtown on the web to see what everyone is talking about!

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What Makes Midtown?

Everyone should check out Midtown, an upcoming development in Mount Pleasant by PortLiving.  We are sponsoring their #WhatMakesMidtown competition.  Hit up their Facebook and Twitter profiles and post what reminds you of Mount Pleasant, the future home of Midtown, and make sure to tag it #WhatMakesMidtown.  Blaq Sheep will be donating gift cards for both of our locations as prizes for the competition.  It looks like an amazing place to live so also stop by their showroom at 589 East Broadway

On the web: Living Midtown

On Facebook: Living Midtown

On Twitter: Living Midtown

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blaq sheep setup

Coffee and Horses

We’re sponsoring the Southlands Riding Club’s Spring Dressage Show this Weekend, May 9 – 11.  Drop on down for some amazing equestrian displays and great coffee!

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The Fair

Blaq Sheep warms up the St. George’s Fair

We were out with the neighbourhood for the annual St. George’s Fair on May 3.  Each year we provide coffee to caffeinate the line up and get people excited about the Fair.  See you there next year!

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Drink Coffee and you won’t have to squint to read the newspaper

A new study shows that coffee may combat deteriorating eyesight and may even help prevent blindness:

“Published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the study describes how coffee contains a chemical compound called chlorogenic acid (CLA makes up 7%-9% of the average beverage, compared to 1% caffeine). CLA, in turn, is an antioxidant that has shown it can prevent retinal degeneration in mice.”

Read all about it here

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