Meet the J.S. Colton-Fox Commercial Tenants in Vernon

Tenants of Colton-Fox building in Vernon are Dorian's, Local Losers, Dean's Tailor Shop and Samosa Joes

Our Vernon, BC addy is a beautiful heritage building with five residential apartments and four commercial tenants. Built in 1904 and named after the local businessman who commissioned it, the J.S. Colton-Fox building is part of the Vernon Heritage Registry aimed at preserving and celebrating the history of the beautiful city.

Located in the heart of downtown at 3222 30th St, the J.S. Colton-Fox building features a diverse collection of strong commercial tenants that we think you should know. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to stop by!

J.S.Colton-Fox commercial tenants

Samosa Joes

Though only a recent addition to the building, Samosa Joes, operated by Joe Patel, has been a big hit in Vernon and the Okanagan region as a whole. It’s the first exclusively samosa bakery in the region, and with its ideal location in downtown Vernon just minutes from route 97, locals and tourists alike can stop by for a visit.

We chatted with Mr. Samosa Joe himself, who told us about his unique recipe that forgoes traditional samosa dough for phyllo pastry. Check out what he has to say and be sure to pop in for your first taste – Joe insists!

Local Losers

An art gallery and supply store, this space run by Noah MacLeod fosters creativity, inclusiveness and engagement. It particularly seeks to attract a younger crowd in what is a relatively quiet town with an older population as a place where they can go that’s accessible and affordable.

As Noah explains in an interview with us, the space is multi-functional, serving as a retail shop selling Canadian apparel, a place to show off and sell art as well as a location that allows creatives to, well, create. They even have art classes and live music. Check out what Noah has to say below.

Dean’s Tailor Shop

Serving the Okanagan region for over 25 years, Dean’s Tailor Shop repairs and restores suits, casual wear, dresses and most notably leatherwork. Custom work is also available, and any needs for ski wear as you head to the slopes or official suits and uniforms can also be taken to Dean’s for some care. Stop by for a free consultation and quote if you’re in the area!

Dorian’s Greek Taverna

This popular Greek family restaurant sits right on the corner of the property, prevailing through a pandemic that saw tough times for most restaurants. Open for lunch, dinner and take out, traditional Greek fare on the menu includes spanakopita, lamb souvlaki and saganaki. Enjoy some appetizers or take to a full course Greek meal and live entertainment on Wednesday.

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This investment presents another exciting and even personal opportunity for members. With addy, you’re not investing in some unknown property, but instead physical locations you can visit and in this case, even patronize. While most investing is cold and impersonal, the J.S. Colton-Fox addy in Vernons adds a bit more connection and even intimacy with the investment.

In order to take part in ownership of this beautiful heritage building in Vernon, you have to become a member. Signup is quick and easy so you can ready for the drop and invest in this property and more to come.

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