Perhaps you've seen the name 'Strathcona' in artistic scrawl as you've crossed into the industrial and port district of Hastings St into East Vancouver. Maybe you've wondered ' what's in Strathcona' as you read the sign, but kept on driving, soon forgotten until the next time you drove past the area. Well it's time to explore one of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhoods. Over 800 businesses can be found in the area, including some cool, redesigned industrial buildings that house chic boutiques, cool restaurants and bars and a handful of distilleries and microbreweries all awaiting exploration. Plenty of local manufacturers and artists have set up shop in this emerging area. We highlighted a few places in a recent clip from the local cable channel Novus TV. Check it out below and visit www.madeinstrathcona.com for details on their up coming exploration weekend where local businesses open their doors to the public for a rare glimpse into the activities of the area.