Monday, June 15, 2009

Changing Vancouver

Vancouver record shoppers might want to note that Noize to Go is being forced by renovations to exit their present location at Seymour, near where A&B Sound used to be; they don't have a new address yet (but if you have any good ideas...). I'm told that Dandelion is at a new location around the corner, too; that The Jem Gallery has shut down its previous location and is now "by appointment;" that Only Seafood has been closed - presumably because the cost of complying with a health inspection was too great - and that Cafe S'Il Vous Plait has also gone under or been replaced. (Ain't sure which - thanks to Teddy Stinks for passing on some of this news, which I only remember in part). Meanwhile, Granville Street and its environs feel more and more like a street in some harsher, say, American town every time I walk down it at night; I had a striking few moments when walking about downtown the other day of feeling like I was in some completely other city, as if the street I was on had been sold out from under me and replaced. With this much change happening so quickly, moving would almost be redundant.

3 comments:

Holly Rock said...

Funhauser in Chinatown is closing too, which is sad.

Kliph Nesteroff said...

The Only Seafood closing was actually happened for way crazier and far more interesting reasons:

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Historic+Downtown+Eastside+restaurant+closed+after+drug+raid/1683224/story.html

Kliph Nesteroff said...

Sorry, I know the opening sentence of that article just reiterates why The Province is among the worst the city has to offer.