New Pier Café

New Pier Café

A cafe located at 206 Main Street, Vancouver. “In the days of Powell Ground, the post mortem of the game was held at Sumiyoshi or Kintokiya by the older group. The younger recruits would be found at New Pier Café or Ernies’s.” (from Asahi: A Legend in Baseball)

Sumiyoshi

A restaurant located at 392 Powell Street, Vancouver.

The Club and the community

Hangouts

In the Vancouver Nihonmachi, Asahi players were the toast of the neighbourhood. They would enjoy a relaxing ofuro after their match, and gather to rehash the game at one of the many eating establishments like Sumiyoshi or New Pier Café. In the evening, team members sometimes headed out to a Jazz club to hear the latest band.

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New Pier Café. From Pat Adachi, Asahi: A Legend in Baseball, Etobicoke, Ont.: Coronex Printing and Publishing Ltd., 1992, p. 144.

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