ESTHER SHORT — Business owner Marianne Wilson Stein recently won the Vancouver Downtown Association’s Launchpad competition. The competition provides $40,000 to one selected retail business planning to open downtown in 2021, made up of corporate sponsorships, community donations and other contributions from local businesses. Stein plans to open Dandelion Teahouse & Apothecary, which will feature teas, skin care products, live product production, and host a makers space. Stein has worked with crafts for 20 years. Find out more at vdausa.org/launchpad.