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Burnaby feature businesses

The growing Brentwood area is a thriving mix of residential and business development, close to Brentwood Town Centre and SkyTrain station.

Local businesses remained open last year while our natural gas line construction was underway along Lougheed Highway and lane closures were in effect. Our construction has now wrapped in the Brentwood area.

Here’s a snap shot of some of the great local businesses we featured during construction in the area.

Edible Arrangements

When Leanne Ma and her family opened their Edible Arrangements franchise on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby in 2013, they had no idea just how busy they would become due to the rapid growth in the Brentwood area.

Leanne says their signature specialty fresh fruit baskets that look like floral arrangements are equally popular among local residents—who typically buy them for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries and baby showers—and businesses that like to give them as thank you gifts to clients.

“It’s a healthy alternative,” says Leanne. “But you can also indulge a little by dipping the fruit in chocolate.”

Read more about Edible Arrangements on the website or visit the store at 4459 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby.
Edible Arrangements

This is such a fun business. The people who receive our fresh fruit arrangements are ‘wowed’ by them.

Leanne Ma Owner, Edible Arrangements

JOEY Burnaby

“JOEY Burnaby takes pride in being part of the neighbourhood,” says Leah Whitworth, director of operations for B.C. suburban JOEY restaurants. There are 27 JOEY restaurants in Canada, Washington and California. Each location offers casual dining in a way that caters to the needs of its specific neighbourhood.

The Burnaby restaurant is known for its variety of seating areas—all with different atmospheres— including a popular open air rooftop bar and patio, says Leah.

All JOEY restaurants offer a menu that’s inspired by tastes from small, out-of-the-way places from around the world.

Visit JOEY Burnaby at 1899 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby and browse the menu online.
JOEY Burnaby

Coming up with unique ways to make guests feel special is part of an average day for the team at JOEY Burnaby.

Leah Whitworth Director of Operations for B.C. Suburban JOEY Restaurants

Brentwood Return-It Depot

The Brentwood Return-It Depot is one of more than 260 Encorp Pacific recycling facilities in B.C. When you’re ready to clean out your basement or garage and wondering what to do with everything, remember that you can recycle so much more than just beverage containers and common household recyclables at Encorp facilities.

Brentwood Return-It owner Ted Lee encourages organizations such as schools and non-profits to raise funds by partnering with his facility to host bottle drives. “Bottle drives are an easy way to fundraise and help the environment at the same time,” he says.

Visit Brentwood Return-It Depot at 3931 Graveley Street, Burnaby or call 604-294-2827. Get a full list of accepted items on the Encorp Return-It website.
Brentwood Return-It Depot

While keeping a lot of recyclable items out of landfills, I’m doing something to help improve the environment for future generations of my family.

Ted Lee Owner, Brentwood Return-It Depot

Browns Socialhouse

A brand is a promise that when you enter a business, you can depend on having a certain kind of experience. For Browns Socialhouse that means consistency in the quality of the service, the food and the welcoming feeling every time you enter the restaurant.

Browns Socialhouse Brentwood takes its brand’s promise seriously—including putting an emphasis on the word “social”, says Auzzie Siamaky, the restaurant’s general manager. “Our customers know they’ll always find a warm social atmosphere here, as well as top-notch service and outstanding food quality,” she says.

Browns updates its menu four times a year. Check it out online, then visit Browns Socialhouse Brentwood at 1908 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby.Browns Socialhouse

Many of our regulars say they keep coming back because of the relationships they’ve formed with our staff.

Auzzie Siamaky General Manager, Browns Socialhouse Brentwood