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Old Posted May 10, 2017, 9:56 PM
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The Social Corner (site of the infamous green turf patio table tops) is building a proper (stepped) patio on Homer Street - saw the workers out there this morning.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 5:06 PM
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The Social Corner (site of the infamous green turf patio table tops) is building a proper (stepped) patio on Homer Street - saw the workers out there this morning.
hopefully they keep the astroturf tables
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Old Posted May 12, 2017, 3:51 AM
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Chipotle is indeed going in close to Broadway & Cambie. There's signage up in the door of the eastern unit of 532 West Broadway that reads:

Per the Daily Hive, the former Lulu space

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/skytr...truction-start
Daily Hive is reporting that Peaceful is closing and Chipotle is going into their location...

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/chipo...ay-cambie-2017


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Old Posted May 12, 2017, 6:02 AM
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Chipotle - Why not take it all?

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Daily Hive is reporting that Peaceful is closing and Chipotle is going into their location...

http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/chipo...ay-cambie-2017


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Well that's interesting. I wonder if Chipotle is going to take both frontages in the building. Currently there's only a notice in the door of the vacant eastern section. As such, I just assumed that Chipotle was taking over the vacant space and Peaceful would remain in place.
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Old Posted May 12, 2017, 2:21 PM
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Well that's interesting. I wonder if Chipotle is going to take both frontages in the building. Currently there's only a notice in the door of the vacant eastern section. As such, I just assumed that Chipotle was taking over the vacant space and Peaceful would remain in place.
I have a feeling the Daily Hive may be wrong on this one...

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Daily Hive is reporting that the Yaletown Milestones replacement will be a high end steakhouse from Top Table Group.
should be interesting to see what this turns out to be. Hopefully it is like a bluewater/cincin/west and does not take on the typical yaletown formula.
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Old Posted May 13, 2017, 12:09 AM
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Daily Hive being wrong... shocked and awed.

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UPDATED: A previous version of this article erroneously indicated Chipotle would replace Peaceful; it will be going next to Peaceful in a multi-unit building at the same address, 532 West Broadway.
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I have a feeling the Daily Hive may be wrong on this one...

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Daily Hive being wrong... shocked and awed.
Yes... well, I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt... Also interesting that they say La Taqueria will be competition even though it will be gone from it's current location as soon as the redevelopment starts.
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Old Posted May 13, 2017, 4:31 AM
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they didn't even mention chronic tacos which is within 2 blocks away being competition. And they were always pretty good haven't really been in years though.
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 12:02 AM
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I have lived here for 5 years now and I have to say that I have never been to Main Street or Commercial Drive to eat or shop. I drive through them sometimes, but I never think about them as destinations worth the drive (and parking hassle). Perhaps I am missing out on soemthing.
Really? ! Those would the two streets with the best dining scenes in Vancouver.

Plus don't you know Main Street is "one of the coolest streets of Arts in North America".
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End of the mural - 467 W Broadway

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The mural on the old Mongolie Grill is now completely covered up. I was hoping that A&W would at least be replace it with a painting of the Burger Family.
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The mural on the old Mongolie Grill is now completely covered up. I was hoping that A&W would at least be replace it with a painting of the Burger Family.
Send them an email? If you don't ask, you don't get.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2017, 4:28 PM
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Hub is opening in the new Centreview building on Lonsdale in North Van. 200 inside/100 patio:

http://www.straight.com/blogra/91134...orth-vancouver

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Old Posted Jun 4, 2017, 5:16 PM
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This could go in any one of the real estate or business threads, but I'll put it here.


A Vancouver restaurant facing a $65,000 monthly rent increase says it’s forced to relocate amid skyrocketing rent, as industry insiders fear the booming real estate market is having a negative impact on local eateries.
Italian Kitchen has been serving pasta on Alberni Street in the downtown core for a decade, but is moving locations because its monthly rent of $35,000 will soon be increased to nearly $100,000.
“It is impossible for any restaurant, anywhere -- and I guarantee you this because I’ve been in this business for so many years -- any restaurant anywhere on the planet to be able to survive with this number,” said Emad Yacoub, president of Glowbal Restaurant Group.

Italian Kitchen's rent of $35,000 will soon be increased to $100,000 per month, so the Vancouver eatery is changing locations. (CTV)
But while Italian Kitchen has the resources to relocate to a space with a lower monthly rent, many smaller family-run restaurants don't....


http://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-eater...ions-1.3440082

Maybe give that a thought the next time somebody breathlessly posts about some ridiculously pretentious boutique that 99.9% of Vancouverites will never set foot it.
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The mural on the old Mongolie Grill is now completely covered up. I was hoping that A&W would at least be replace it with a painting of the Burger Family.
one of the things on the window says that this location is available for franchise. So do they build it before even having someone to run it? Will they run it themseves until a franchisee buys it? is that how that stuff works?
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2017, 10:38 PM
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This could go in any one of the real estate or business threads, but I'll put it here.


A Vancouver restaurant facing a $65,000 monthly rent increase says it’s forced to relocate amid skyrocketing rent, as industry insiders fear the booming real estate market is having a negative impact on local eateries.
Italian Kitchen has been serving pasta on Alberni Street in the downtown core for a decade, but is moving locations because its monthly rent of $35,000 will soon be increased to nearly $100,000.
“It is impossible for any restaurant, anywhere -- and I guarantee you this because I’ve been in this business for so many years -- any restaurant anywhere on the planet to be able to survive with this number,” said Emad Yacoub, president of Glowbal Restaurant Group.

Italian Kitchen's rent of $35,000 will soon be increased to $100,000 per month, so the Vancouver eatery is changing locations. (CTV)
But while Italian Kitchen has the resources to relocate to a space with a lower monthly rent, many smaller family-run restaurants don't....


http://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-eater...ions-1.3440082

Maybe give that a thought the next time somebody breathlessly posts about some ridiculously pretentious boutique that 99.9% of Vancouverites will never set foot it.
Same could be said for pretentious eateries that 90% of Vancouverites will never step in. And he's moving a block so it's not as if he had to relocate to Langley to stay in business.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2017, 11:12 PM
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Trust me I'm no fan of the Global chain and the owner complaining about a landlord is a tad assuming considering the stories about his own behaviour to his own tenants. But the point of the story is still of concerns. Commercial gentrification sucks and we all lose out. Restaurants are one of the first businesses to bring about change to a neighbourhood, they chase cheap rents as the margins are low and they need them to make a go of things. They bring people back into these lowrent areas and then other stores start moving in and the area becomes hot and before you know it the very same forerunners are being evicted and we start to see the area decline as they move onto another front. People might see this as a success of Alberni St, but this is the beginning of the decline. It could take 10-15yrs to see it but it's turning and not for the better.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2017, 11:31 PM
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Trust me I'm no fan of the Global chain and the owner complaining about a landlord is a tad assuming considering the stories about his own behaviour to his own tenants. But the point of the story is still of concerns. Commercial gentrification sucks and we all lose out. Restaurants are one of the first businesses to bring about change to a neighbourhood, they chase cheap rents as the margins are low and they need them to make a go of things. They bring people back into these lowrent areas and then other stores start moving in and the area becomes hot and before you know it the very same forerunners are being evicted and we start to see the area decline as they move onto another front. People might see this as a success of Alberni St, but this is the beginning of the decline. It could take 10-15yrs to see it but it's turning and not for the better.
Isn't it just the same as any boom & bust cycle when the area all his restaurants are located would have been targeting the Japanese tourists in the 90s?

Are all those high end stores paying $100K a month for similar sized stores on Alberni?
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2017, 1:45 AM
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The luxury area of Alberni is basically one block of downtown. Not exactly a harbinger of doom for restaurants and where the 99% shop.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2017, 2:58 AM
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Same could be said for pretentious eateries that 90% of Vancouverites will never step in. And he's moving a block so it's not as if he had to relocate to Langley to stay in business.
Yeah that Italian Kitchen, such a hoity toity place.

This issue is being played out, albeit on a smaller scale, at businesses all over the city. When property values are driven up to insane levels by foreign and speculative money, everybody else suffers.
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