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New street names honour New Westminster pioneer

New Westminster city council has approved naming two new private streets in The Brewery District development after city pioneer Nels Nelson

The streets will be called Nelson's Crescent and Nelson's Court. Nelson was first employed as a brewmaster at the Westminster Brewery in 1886. Later he bought it and the City Brewery transferring both operations to a site on Brunette Street before selling out in 1928. The Brewery District is being developed by Wesgroup on the site between East Columbia and Brunette Avenue where the Labatt Brewery was formerly located.

There are no streets in Metro Vancouver named Nelson Crescent or Nelson Court, but there is a Nelson Avenue in Burnaby, a major street in that city, and a Nelson Street in Vancouver and Coquitlam.

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