Vancouver's homegrown Pirate Joe's featured in major tech podcast

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Vancouver’s on-again, off-again retailer Pirate Joe’s is the subject of a new episode on popular podcast Startup. The podcast is about an inside look at “what it’s really like to get a business off the ground” and was the first series from podcast network Gimlet Media.

The episode follows Pirate Joe’s creator, Michael Hallat, on a secretive supply run to Trader Joe’s locations over the border. Costumes, fast-talking strategies and hired help are all part of how Hallat acquires Trader Joe’s goods for Vancouverites craving Speculoos Cookie Butter and Rosemary Marcona Almonds.

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The episode, called ‘Pirate Needs Pirate,’ is a timely move as Pirate Joe’s gears up at their new location in Point Grey.

For more about the episode, check out the Startup website.

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