Grandview 13th July 1920

July 13, 2020

Vancouver World, 19200713, p.9

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Grandview 12th July 1920

July 12, 2020

Province, 19200712, p.2

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Grandview 11th July 1920

July 11, 2020

Vancouver Sun, 19200711, p.1

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Grandview 10th July 1920

July 10, 2020

Province 109200710, p.16

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Grandview 9th July 1920

July 9, 2020

Province 109200709, p.19

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Grandview 8th July 1920

July 8, 2020

Province 19200708, p.2

 

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Grandview 7th July 1920

July 7, 2020

Province 109200707, p.12

 

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Grandview 6th July 1920

July 6, 2020

Vancouver World, 19200706, p.12

 

Baddeley worked out of 1725 Commercial from 1920 through 1931.

 

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Grandview 5th July 1920

July 5, 2020

 

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Grandview 4th July 1920

July 4, 2020

Vancouver Sun, 19200704, p.29

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Coming Soon — the Britannia Library!

July 3, 2020

It was announced today that Britannia will be one of the five branches that Vancouver Public Library system will re-open on July 14th. Hooray!

The other four are the Central Library, Kits, Renfrew, and South Hill; and several other branches will be opened for take-out service only.

It seems to have been a long time since March 16.


Grandview 3rd July 1920

July 3, 2020

Province, 19200705, p.18

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Grandview 2nd July 1920

July 2, 2020

Vancouver World</>, 19200702, p.6

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Grandview 1st July 1920

July 1, 2020

Vancouver Sun, 19200701, p.8

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Changes on the Drive #107

July 1, 2020

It was a pleasant day for walking yesterday and it seemed like the Drive was back to its pre-virus self — on the outside at least, though going into shops and restaurants is still a matter of getting used to new rules.

The recently-vacated space at 2770 Commercial has been taken by a new restaurant called B House.

 

The large double-front at 2137, which used to be a cannabis dispensary, is still vacant, but some serious work seems to be going on in there, including painting the exterior brick white.

The Cannibal Cafe at 1818 Commercial has been approved for a temporary patio. They also seem to be involved in the new place next door at 1816 called Mothercluckers Fried Chicken which is still being shop-fitted.

 

The space at 1608 Commercial, which used to be the Libra Room, is still closed but it is now boarded over and work seems to be going on inside.

Bar Corso at 1566 Commercial seems to be open, which is good to see.

The Charlatan bar at 1447 Commercial is on the list of the first dozen restaurants in Vancouver to get swift approval for extended patios. Odd, because they already have a renovated patio all along Grant Street.

The fairly recent Hina Ramen at 1431 has morphed into Viet Family Restaurant.  Next door at 1433, the Donair Town has closed and a “for lease” sign graces the window,

At 1314 Commercial, the venerable Beckwoman store has shut down after some difficult years. Barbara Beckman opened her “Storefront Art Studio” at 1319 Commercial in 1981. She moved across the street to 1314 in 1989 and has been in business there ever since. In the spring of 2015 she suffered a serious fire in the store and it has been closed as often as open since then. The storefront is being stripped and refitted as a fashion boutique, perhaps?  Thanks to Penny for the photograph.

 

Fets Whiskey Bar has re-opened at 1230 Commercial which is great news. I understand they spent their virus downtime renovating the kitchen.

The pop-up boutique at 1206 Commercial is closed, but it is hard to tell if they are vacant as they have had periods of closure before.  I’ll give them another month before adding them to the vacancy list.

The Lunch Lady at 1046 Commercial will be opening today, July 1st, after a complete remodelling.  There is a good piece on their story at Scout Magazine.

The places I thought should have been open by now, but are not, are Renzo’s Cafe at 1301 and Penelope’s at 1009 Commercial. Both have window signs saying they will reopen when they can, so I guess we just wait and see.

There is an interesting piece in the Vancouver Sun about why some of the places on the Drive have closed. It is fascinating to read Federico Fuoco blame everyone but himself for his failure.

Vacancies on the Drive this month:  Listings in bold are those businesses that have announced their closure this month.

2277 Commercial (vacant 12 months), 2233 (16 months), 2137 (5 months), 2111 (2 months), 1875 (2 months), 1851 (2 months), 1816 (2 months), 1752 (5 months), 1740 (11 months), 1728 (3 months), 1608 (6 months), 1433 (1 month), 1319 (2 months), 1312 (1 month), 1305 (3 months), 1303 (9 months), 1027 (2 months), 1012 (9 months), 1003 (5 months), 935 (5 months).

 

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Grandview 30th June 1920

June 30, 2020

Province 19200630, p.3

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Grandview 28th June 1920

June 28, 2020

Vancouver Sun 19200627 p.27

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Grandview 27th June 1920

June 27, 2020

Vancouver Sun 19200627, p.26

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Grandview 26th June 1920

June 26, 2020

Province 19200626, p.19

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Grandview 25th June 1920

June 25, 2020

Vancouver World, 19200625, p.21

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