Originally Posted by mr.x
Yaletown is an entertainment zone relative only in the Vancouver context as it's a lot of what little entertainment we have, but it's extremely stifled considering it's in an residential area. It's not a true entertainment zone, where the entertainment part comes first - not residential needs and residential developments.
Big city entertainment rarely appears out of nor flourishes within areas that are packed with nothing but residential, and Vancouver is rather an extreme example of this.
Yaletown is a complete dead zone, a barren waste land of chain restaurants that cater to the suburbanites going out for a "night on the town" (even though they could find the same places at their local strip mall).
Vancouver doesn't really have a real entertainment district and with its current direction will only stifle further any last bit of entertainment areas that are downtown. I miss the old days of Robson being jammed with people and cars to the wee hours of the morning. Place had a lot of life back then.
I find it interesting/dumb that Rogers Arena will be changing and reducing concerts and other types of events to placate the towers going up there.
I always forget that people move downtown for a quieter, slower pace of life