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Rime Vancouver


By Boxing Day, December 26, 2004, a new performance space & licensed restaurant, will open its doors to Vancouverites. Located in the heart of East Vancouver’s beloved Commercial Drive neighbourhood (1130 Commercial Dr., next to Tio Pepe’s), Rime will fill a niche in Vancouver, as a relaxed & intimate community gathering place, neighbourhood hang, fully licensed, authentic Eurasian eatery (classic Turkish & fusion food) and superb music room, with a focus on strengthening & nurturing the local music scene, as well as showcasing vital music from across the globe. Cream of the Vancouver music community, along with visiting players of all stripes will have a venue, on which both musicians & audiences can rely for regular presentation of quality music by Zula Productions along with great food by our chef & main man, Emir Polat, and drinks & music by yours truly, all at reasonable prices.

We at Rime take great pride in what we have created, a one-of-a-kind performance space & eatery in Vancouver and hope you dig & support our vision. We look forward to having you as our guests & to spoil you with world famous Turkish hospitality, food & international music of high caliber. More details on the Rime site (, which will be up & running soon, and the Zula site (, which will be updated beyond posters soon. As soon as we get all our ducks in a row and , we will have calendars on both sites, which will outline in detail all the activities which we would eventually want to include, based on the audience response, five nights of music, a film night & a special projects night with poetry & literary readings, burlesque, workshops & more…

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