Mount Pleasant—The former Vancouver Architectural Antiques, a fixture on Main Street for two decades, was reborn and rebranded earlier this year with a “renewed” focus on restoring early nineteenth and twentieth century lighting pieces, antique decor, and various architectural elements in their new location. Reopening as Renew Period Lighting & Decorative Arts (aka "Renew Gallery"), the refreshed business is very much in the same mould of its predecessor also from renowned antique expert Eric Cohen.
Renew features an extensive and eclectic collection of period lighting and fine antique pieces from all over the world in a more viewing friendly setting and atmosphere. Gone is the retail feel with its relaunch as a formal gallery and wholesaler on a bigger digital scale.
The gallery appeals to all sorts of designers, builders, and architects looking for the right pieces including set decorators for Hollywood productions filmed in town.
In the back, Renew features a dedicated space for carefully restoring and maintaining many of its complex artifacts to their former glory.
The gallery has brought a contemporary twist to its antique business as it adapts to technology and the digital marketplace. It's a beautiful space filled with storied antiques and all sorts of collectables in great shape. It's aiming to be a new and old treasure in the city.