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Stories Tagged - Bridgeland

May 06, 2015 | CREBNow

All about accessibility

Calgary's inner city has everything at arm's reach

Having recently returned to Calgary after living in London, England, Jon Dola has just commenced his search for a new home.

And despite having been back in the city for less than a month, he's already made up his mind as to where his new home will be located.

"I'm looking in Kensington, Sunnyside and Bridgeland," said Dola, who lived in Calgary for nearly eight years prior to setting off to Jolly Old England.

April 22, 2015 | CREBNow

Cool hand Lukes

Calgary corner store a staple to Bridgeland community, more

Community Cornerstones series: A look at Calgary and area's rich history of both new and old corner stores.

Little did Jim Lukes know when he opened a drug mart on the corner of First Avenue and Fourth Street N.E. in Bridgeland, it would grow to span three generations and change with the community around it.

"The store was started in 1951 by my grandfather Jim Lukes. My dad (Bob) took over in about 1985 and I've been running it probably about six or seven years," said Gareth Lukes, calling from Vancouver where Lukes has just opened its fourth location (the other two are in Killarney and Renfrew).

Nov. 04, 2014 | CREBNow

Village Gardener a community affair

Local Village Brewery uses locally grown goods for featured Calgary suds

Four Calgary communities have taken local gardening to a whole new level growing hops and lavender, and producing honey, for local beer connoisseurs Village Brewery.

The community associations of Bridgeland-Riverside, Inglewood, Parkdale and Killarney-Glengarry each grew their own hops and in return are given kegs of Village Gardener Community Ale for fundraisers or community gathering events.

Oct. 22, 2014 | CREBNow

Bridging the gap

St. Patrick's Bridge opening connects East Village to Bridgeland, Sunnyside

After more than a year of delays, the long-awaited St. Patrick's Bridge officially opened to the public this week.

The $25-million pedestrian bridge is expected to see more than 4,000 people annually traversing between the communities of Bridgeland and Sunnyside north of Memorial Drive to the revitalized East Village. Officials at the grand opening said it will cater to walkers and cyclists heading in and out of downtown, as well as improve access to nearby attractions such as Fort Calgary and the Calgary Zoo.

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