I did the walk yesterday and it was like a summer’s day; I was significantly over-dressed, but not complaining. There are virtually no changes on the Drive this month, stability (almost) reigns).
Not surprisingly, Mintage at 1714 Commercial is listed as one of Vancouver’s Best Thrift stores in a list compiled by the Georgia Strait.
The Benchhouse Bakery in the Il Mercato mall gets a nod in the Daily Hive’s list of best bread in Vancouver. It is the only place on the Drive that makes the list (although Uprising on Venables makes the list).
As suggested last month, 1346 Commercial has now opened as a multi-service store with printing and cell phones.
Sula at 1128 Commercial makes the Hive‘s list of best Indian food in Vancouver. They call it “a gem.”
Next door, at 1124, the Stlll Fabulous store makes the Straight’s Best Thrift stores.
The Miscellany store at 1029 Commercial is another Best Thrift store according to the Straight.
As posted a few days ago, the wonderful Skylight Restaurant, at 1012 Commercial has joined the pantheon of now-closed diners I have loved. We went back on Sunday, their very last day, and were happy to stand in line for half an hour, so eager were folks to say goodbye to a treasured neighbour. This was my last meal there and the shot represents my nostalgia for things now gone.
This storefront has been a diner since the building was erected in 1977. But no longer: A little bird tells me that the space will be taken over by a non-sushi, non-breakfast, Japanese restaurant.
I had wondered where the Britannia kids who frequented the Skylight at lunchtime would go. Perhaps it is no surprise that, when I walked by yesterday about noon, the Pizza Garden at 1042 Commercial was overflowing with them.
Little Miss Vintage at 931 Commercial also gets a mention in the Straight‘s Best Thrift stores article.
Vacancies on The Drive This Month: 2277 Commercial (3 months vacant), 2223 (7 months), 1740 (2 months), 1735 (12 months), 1544 (4 months), 1260 (3 months), 1128 (2 months).
Previous Changes On The Drive editions.