Category: Vanishing Vancouver

Dunbar produce

June 7th, 2021 — Dunbar Produce on Dunbar Street has been closed for about three years; the block the building sits on waiting for development. It doesn’t now, and never did, look like much but it had connections to local farms that no big box store had and their produce was always fresh off the farm, not fresh off the boat. It’s not sure why they closed but high taxes and high rents entered into it for sure. When the new building is eventually built I doubt there will be a produce store like it on the ground floor.

Updated: June 10, 2021 — 9:08 pm

Houses lifted

January 27th, 2021 — I’m all for saving heritage houses but these three houses at 8th Avenue and Birch supposedly being “saved” by raising them on stilts and building a massive condo development underneath seems to be beyond the limits of common sense.

Updated: January 27, 2021 — 9:29 pm