JOEY Restaurant Group is opening its first North Shore location, at the new Shipyards development in the heart of Lower Lonsdale. With panoramic, sweeping views of the city, JOEY Shipyards features design innovation, specifically envisioned for this remarkable site.
Directly on the waterfront, JOEY Shipyards will feature two patios, ideal for long summer nights with unobstructed views of downtown Vancouver. Eye-catching custom-built chandeliers will connect the first and second floors and reflect the scale and drama of the North Shore mountains. Open sightlines throughout the restaurant will maximize and emphasize the view out to the water and the city across. The theatre kitchen and central bar will create an ambiance on par with the skyline.
“We are excited to welcome JOEY Restaurant to The Shipyards community” said City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “The addition of JOEY Shipyards and its unique dining experience is perfectly suited to the locale and will contribute to the City’s delivery of a unique, interactive and vibrant year-round people place at the waterfront.”
“This is an extremely special location for us as an organization and for me personally,” said Jeff Fuller, CEO of JOEY Restaurant Group. “We’ve been looking for the perfect location in the Lower Mainland and we are so happy to be a part of the North Vancouver community.”
The restaurant will have a strong connection to the new public plaza being developed as part of this project, creating a welcoming place for the community to gather and enjoy the one-of-a-kind sweeping views.
“At JOEY, we create unique experiences that invite our guests into our business at a deeper level,” said Chris Mills, Executive Chef of JOEY Restaurants, “JOEY Shipyards is no exception. The theatre kitchen will be showcased from the outside through a long, horizontal window and will be the focus of the entry experience. You can see our chefs in action at all times.”
Creating a space that guests can enjoy year-round, a lush terrace will feature a sliding glass wall to open the interior to the patio on the lower level. This remarkable balance between form and function will create a unique flow from the garden terrace to the interior.
“The vision Jeff Fuller and his team at JOEY Restaurants have for this location is very exciting, and we are fortunate to have this well-established local brand anchor the development,” says Gary Mathiesen, President & CEO of Quay Property Management Corp., the company developing The Shipyards – Lot 5 project. “JOEY Shipyards will be a great addition to the business community in Lower Lonsdale, and is a key component in making The Shipyards development truly unlike anything else in the region.”
JOEY Shipyards will have nods to the North Shore from architectural design to final touches, with a curated collection of artwork by local North Vancouver artists.
“I have deep roots on the North Shore and am a resident of the community,” said Fuller. “We are committed to becoming central members of North Vancouver through this unique location and our ongoing community involvement. We will represent the North Shore with pride.”
JOEY Shipyards is set to open in 2018.