Sara Edge and Daniel Martin with their dog Pippa  in their Nanaimo store Hoxton Home.  Don Denton photo.

Hoxton Home is where the heart is

New business part of Nanaimo’s pulsing OCQ neighbourhood

  • Sep. 23, 2022 7:30 a.m.

– Words by Sean McIntyre Photography by Don Denton

If there was any doubt about the outlook for good old-fashioned bricks-and-mortar shops in a not-quite-post-pandemic world, one need only take a look at Nanaimo’s emergent OCQ.

The Old City Quarter’s specialty boutiques, community services, innovative restaurants and cosy cafes have breathed new life into the heart of Nanaimo’s downtown area, making it a must-see for travellers passing through and a worthy destination for day-trippers coming from across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

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