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Kelowna's District Market teeming with activity

Businesses in the new District Market in Kelowna are starting to open.
Businesses in the new District Market in Kelowna are starting to open.

KELOWNA - The old Volkswagen building on Harvey Avenue has a new lease on life.

Six of seven retail spaces in the District Market have been leased and the building is teeming with activity as each business gets closer to opening.

Vegan restaurant, Frankie We Salute You! has already opened and the Freshii looks ready for business any day.

A Queseda restaurant and Yellow Star Snack House are almost complete, as is a workout studio.

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It's believed that a teppanyaki restaurant may be on its way as well.

The development is an Al Stober Construction project and the space was re-designed by Meiklejohn Architects Inc. with a decidedly modern feel. 

While Frankie We Salute You! is the only space open at the moment, Kelowna residents are being encouraged to check out the changing face of the Landmark District with the Dine the District promotion, which runs June 1 to 30 at Landmark District, according to a media release.

Dine the District is a celebration of all the food and beverage tenants in the area. This promotion gives people a chance to test the culinary waters around the district and maybe even find some new favourites.

The district boasts over a dozen unique and tasty establishments which you can visit by walking, taking transit, cycling or by car. There is parking, bus route access and bike racks located throughout the area.

There's a custom interactive map available to download here or you can pick one up at one of the participating businesses.

Once visitors have collected five or more stamps on their map they are encouraged to take a photo and upload the image to their social media account using the hashtag #DineTheDistrict for a chance to win some prizes.

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