NEXT New West fall kickoff event at Red Brick Oct. 5

If I had an HGTV producer's blank cheque to go redecorate my living room, my first stop would be Red Brick. On October 5 from 5:30-7:30pm, the store will host the fall kickoff event for NEXT New West, a monthly casual social group for young professionals.

Photo: Red Brick
Photo: Red Brick

If I had an HGTV producer’s blank cheque to go redecorate my living room, my first stop would be Red Brick. The arcane language of interior design escapes me, but suffice it to say that almost everything in the new-ish store on Carnarvon St. is just lovely – and in many cases, surprisingly affordable. In addition to sofas, bedframes, chairs and tables, Red Brick carries a carefully curated selection of lamps, clocks, mirrors, quirky knick-knacks, gifts and cards.

On October 5 from 5:30-7:30pm, the store will host the fall kickoff event for NEXT New West, a monthly casual social group for young professionals. Catered by nearby Quantum Deli & Bistro, the free event will be an easygoing opportunity to mingle and meet other young adults living or working in New Westminster, wine glass in hand. Plus, any purchases made that evening will be 10% off.

Unlike most networking events, there isn’t a lot of business card-swapping and smarmy sales pitches are strongly discouraged. NEXT events are social first, business second. There will be a brief pause in the party for the quarterly ‘members spotlight,’ in which three NEXT members will have two or three minutes each to introduce themselves and share what they do professionally in the city. That concludes the formal program.

If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to nextnw@gmail.com.

Event Details:

  • What: NEXT NW Fall Kick Off Event, hosted by Red Brick
  • When: Wednesday October 5th, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm

Briana Tomkinson

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10 comments

  1. I love Red Brick. I just got my new dining room table from there and love it. It's the kind of place that makes me happy every time I go there. I was also shocked at how reasonable the prices are. I tend to think of small shops like this as being expensive so that they can survive, but Red Brick has kep its prices really fair.

  2. This is one of New Westminster's hidden treasures and the owner Michael is very keen to make our city his home. Supporting this kind of business and it's owner is critical to the success of our downtown and continuing the revitalization of New Westminster. Best wishes to Red Brick, Michael and NEXT on the Fall Kick Off Event.

  3. Great Store, Talented owner. Great Place for the event. I have enjoyed shopping there. Hope to do more.
    Sadly, I will be in Kentuky… NEXT time!

  4. Love to see new businesses open in New West. Let's support them. Would be nice to see all the Plaza 88 suites furnished by Red Brick.

  5. What is the "Age Break" for NEXT's "Young Professionals"? You have to be 50 to meet with "LAST", the older and experienced professionals at Century House. …. Ha! (humour)
    Have a good kick off! It's the same night I kick off my campaign with a wine and cheese party.

    1. Take that, News Leader and Record: You really do hear it here first!

      Perhaps the City's worst kept secret, but goodt o hear you make it official, John! Your voice is needed in this campaign.

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