Local Business

After a series of delays, the move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises finally happened on Sunday, March 14, and owner Demetre Exarhopoulus, seen here inside the new restaurant, was relieved (Langley Advance Times file)
After a series of delays, the move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises finally happened on Sunday, March 14, and owner Demetre Exarhopoulus, seen here inside the new restaurant, was relieved (Langley Advance Times file)
Vesta Properties’ Latimer Heights project in north Willoughby is up for a series of awards from the Homebuilders Association Vancouver – 10 in total.  (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley builders make awards shortlists

Number of local developers and contractors among the Georgie and HAVAN 2021 finalists

Vesta Properties’ Latimer Heights project in north Willoughby is up for a series of awards from the Homebuilders Association Vancouver – 10 in total.  (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
On Friday, March 19, 2021, Lisa Dew announced Lisa’s School of Dance will be closing its doors after suffering financial loss as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lisa’s Dance Studio/Facebook)

Lisa’s School of Dance closing after 35 years in Langley

Small business suffered financial long-term loss as a result of the pandemic

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Lisa Dew announced Lisa’s School of Dance will be closing its doors after suffering financial loss as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Lisa’s Dance Studio/Facebook)
A 2020 Ford Explorer and Ford F-150 were donated to KPU’s auto training program, based in Cloverdale. (Special to Black Press Media)

Dam’s Ford gifts trucks to KPU

Flood-damaged Ford vehicles donated to Kwantlen’s auto training students in Cloverdale

A 2020 Ford Explorer and Ford F-150 were donated to KPU’s auto training program, based in Cloverdale. (Special to Black Press Media)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
How hot is the Langley real estate market? Realtor Suki Bahi said she has never seen anything like it. On Monday, March 15, 2021, this Walnut Grove detached strata sold for $1.32 million, $500,000 over the asking price. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

How hot is the Langley housing market? A house just sold for $500,000 over the asking price

Bidding was fueled by seniors ‘seeking alternatives to care homes’, realtor says

How hot is the Langley real estate market? Realtor Suki Bahi said she has never seen anything like it. On Monday, March 15, 2021, this Walnut Grove detached strata sold for $1.32 million, $500,000 over the asking price. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A flowering cannabis plant is seen in Langley, B.C., on October 9, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Zenabis completes sale of Langley’s Bevo, but remains a tenant

The cannabis company is still growing in local greenhouses

A flowering cannabis plant is seen in Langley, B.C., on October 9, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Proceeds from 99 cent bottles of hand sanitizer from Super Save Gas to the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)

Residents support Aldergrove Food Bank by buying hand sanitizer

Super Save Gas on Fraser Highway is donating all proceeds from bottles sold

Proceeds from 99 cent bottles of hand sanitizer from Super Save Gas to the Aldergrove Food Bank. (Special to The Star)
Personal protective equipment is seen in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

$16.9 million invested to improve worker safety and strengthen B.C. food supply chain

Money to be used for social distancing, personal protective equipment, cleaning, and air circulation

Personal protective equipment is seen in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
After a series of construction setbacks, a move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises is finally about to happen, owner Demetre Exarhopoulus said. He was on the second-floor outdoor patio of the new restaurant, overlooking the old Adrian’s which was being demolished on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Adrian’s at the Airport owner says the new Langley premises are just a few weeks from opening

Demetre Exarhopoulos said only a few ‘small things’ need to be done, then inspectors have to approve

After a series of construction setbacks, a move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises is finally about to happen, owner Demetre Exarhopoulus said. He was on the second-floor outdoor patio of the new restaurant, overlooking the old Adrian’s which was being demolished on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Otter Co-op liquor store in Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)

Otter Co-op set to acquire Liquor Depot, Liquor Barn and Wine Cellar stores

Transaction is expected to close on March 31, and could bring an additional $85 million in sales

Otter Co-op liquor store in Aldergrove. (Aldergrove Star files)
Canopy has sold its Aldergrove greenhouse (Langley Advance Times file)

Canopy sells Aldergrove and Delta greenhouses at a loss

They went for $40.7 million, filing in the U.S. reveals

Canopy has sold its Aldergrove greenhouse (Langley Advance Times file)
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce’s virtual dinner meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m., will include presentations from Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman and Langley MLA Andrew Mercier. (File)
Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce’s virtual dinner meeting, on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m., will include presentations from Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman and Langley MLA Andrew Mercier. (File)
Widening of the Trans-Canada Highway from 216th to 264th Streets is a “sticking point” for Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce vice-president Ken Dennis. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)

Highway 1 expansion remains a ‘sticking point’ for Langley chamber

SkyTrain expansion and transit to Gloucester are also at the forefront

Widening of the Trans-Canada Highway from 216th to 264th Streets is a “sticking point” for Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce vice-president Ken Dennis. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Black Press Media)
The Langley chamber of commerce took part in a 1961 community parade. (Langley Advance Times files)

Organization always part of community

90th anniversary: History of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce traces back to 1931

The Langley chamber of commerce took part in a 1961 community parade. (Langley Advance Times files)
A virtual marketplace and food concierge service has been launched by Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley launches virtual marketplace and food concierge service

Customers can go online to shop product assortment assembled from centre’s food and beverage tenants

A virtual marketplace and food concierge service has been launched by Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A cannabis firm with a major operation in Langley is selling off a vegetable and flower growing subdivision. (Black Press Media files)

Cannabis grower Zenabis sells Langley-based Bevo

The split leaves Bevo as Zenabis’s local landlord

A cannabis firm with a major operation in Langley is selling off a vegetable and flower growing subdivision. (Black Press Media files)
Toni Burnham, president of DC Beekeepers Alliance, checks on the health of a honey bee colony where DC Water keeps four beehives on the rooftop of one of its buildings in Washington. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Special to The Star)

Latest government funding to benefit bee health in B.C.

Each project is eligible to receive up to $5,000 to fund projects enhancing bee health

Toni Burnham, president of DC Beekeepers Alliance, checks on the health of a honey bee colony where DC Water keeps four beehives on the rooftop of one of its buildings in Washington. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Special to The Star)
Tourism Langley Christmas December 2020 gift boxes were a sold-out success, the agency reported (file)

Tourism Langley gift boxes were a hit

Following sellout, there are plans to do more this year

Tourism Langley Christmas December 2020 gift boxes were a sold-out success, the agency reported (file)
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Sweet – chef’s gingerbread creation a tribute to Fort Langley Community Hall

Gingerbread hall will be the start of annual tradition for bakery

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