this page is dedicated to the memory of Dave “Skipper” Bataille, a soul loved by many in north vancouver
since i was a kid i've always dreamed about having my own business (a diner, the Red Door B&B, a corner store, a bakery...the list goes on!). i couldn't have built Gretchen's here and now without tons of help and the kindness of many. the robinson fam: mom (anita), dad (ron), tiff (tiffany), deedee (derek), beaner (aimee), darren, rano and marg. patrick, hayden and mac. and kujo. tish silvers, charlene wright, annette (dolly) chernin, ashala daniel, manien bothma, andrew sawyer, nina polkinghorn, erik smith, sacha deVortez, the beautiful women at Andrew’s on 8th, the Ethical Kitchen folks, scott smith, knight creative, sioux bonderove, garfield miller (here and now!), john benedetti, ralph moscovitch, tamara gellert, lynn harris-elliott, and the sweet yoga kula in north vancouver that supports me. the boys: patrick thrift (harmony design/build), geoffrey lonergan (North Shore Refrigeration), matt willett (Norvan Plumbing Heating and Gas), austin short and joel richer (Sound Electrical), mark uncao and rick robson (EM Bakery Equipment), monte thompson (Parallel Productions), karl simmerling, paul tellier (paul tellier fine woodwork), robert battiston (Westrock Property), Nicholson Equipment Ltd. and all the boys (and girls!) at Standard Lumber and Keith Panel Systems.