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Creativity has its place
Fall/Winter 2020
Issue 21

Atrium on Eleventh

 

BY: Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

ILLUSTRATION BY: Sam Island

Located on the same street as a sign proudly welcoming visitors to the Beltline neighbourhood, Atrium on Eleventh sits on the inner edge of Calgary’s most vibrant district. The glass and brick building is now part of an eclectic stretch of modern business services, restaurants and shops. Here, three of the building’s tenants share their local expertise.

Graphic map of the neighborhood. Landmarks, people and roads stand out.
Virginia Borges Managing Director, Regrub Burger Bar. Jay Boyce Architect, MTa. Amanda Sinclair Office Manager, Lanmark Engineering

1. WORK NICER COWORKING

630 8 Ave. SW

“This is a shared office space, and there are actually two locations nearby. I love having a space where I can take meetings or do some administrative work outside of the restaurant.”

2. KIT INTERIOR OBJECTS

725 11 Ave. SW

“There are a lot of design stores around here—they call this street ‘the Design District.’ Kit is a beautiful store that sells some really cool pieces.”

3. SAVEG CAFÉ

637 11 Ave. SW

“This is such a welcoming and friendly vegan café, and it’s also really quiet. I love their banana bread.”

4. THE ACADEMY

637 11 Ave. SW

“It’s great to have the ability to head over and have a workout so close to work. The gym is literally next door to our office.”

5. BRIDGETTE BAR

739 10 Ave. SW

“This restaurant has an eclectic atmosphere and attracts lots of trendy folks. It has an interesting menu with plenty of healthy choices, which I appreciate.”

 

6. CENTRAL MEMORIAL PARK

1221 2 St. SW

“You can go here in the summer and just hang out at lunch when you want to get away and get some sun. There’s also a restaurant and a library right in the park.”

 

7. WAKADO RAMEN

907 10 Ave. SW

“It’s not that well known, but it’s got to have the best ramen in the city! A lot of people in our office love it.”

 

8. LOUGHEED HOUSE/BEAULIEU GARDENS

707 13 Ave. SW

“I love the gardens that are part of this historic building. The flowers are gorgeous in the summer, and it’s a nice place to sit and read when you need some quiet.”

 

9. LAST BEST BREWING & DISTILLING

607 11 Ave. SW

“This is a fantastic place. Plus, the beer is all Alberta-made, which we all really like.”

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