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it was thriving on weekends in the 90's.. i remember my parents being pissed off trying to find parking.
it was also nice when we went to get bbq pork or duck.. got a fresh cut from the butcher and got to snack on some...
I'm a first generation chinese born and raised in Vancouver and I'm in support of the gentrification of Chinatown.
I do like Chinatown for its history, charm and culture but lets face it.
When was the last time you were in Chinatown?
When was the last time you were in Chinatown after 8pm (aside from night market)?
Chinatown has lost it's appeal to the more rounded and developed chinese malls in Richmond, Burnaby.
With the gentrification it'll only help build out Downtown Vancouver, which imo is what we need. It'll also bring more awareness, sense of community and much needed foot traffic into the area where it's dead after 5pm every day.
The City of Vancouver already has in plans to gentrify it but with that in mind they also want to keep the historic and heritage components - which I highly support.
We always used to go to china town for Rice and other asian goodies... i remember you pay for your rice then you get a ticket, then go around the corner give your ticket to another worker and he gets the rice for you. lol. that's the most significant china town thing i remember from when i was younger.
I used to visit Kuno garden (for obvious reasons) all the time when I was younger with my family, it was like a family road trip (my grandparents didn't drive much..) and they would tell me stories about how my great grandpa's boat was taken away in the war or how great great grandpa came over on a small fishing boat to Canada way back when. I recall the garden used to be more well kept, now there are some weeds etc growing in the dirt. Also I recall there used to be more fishing boats in the summer, doesn't seem to be as many boats anymore, if the fishing dying down?
Bump to an old thread; I got nostalgic talking to a friend of mine, and we both lament that we don't have and can't find a picture of the old mural at Grandview and Commercial. It had a woman and a log; the log said "I love you", with the woman replying "You wood!". I've done a quintrillion google image searches, and sadly it was replaced before the days of smartphones and digital cameras being cheap and common.
For those of you curious where exactly it was, it was here: Google Maps
If anyone has a picture or knows where to find one, I'd huegly appreciate it. It was up for at least a decade if not more, and I miss it so
Finally found a terrible version of it:
^ that's what I'm looking for; but hopefully a better picture/wider angle.
This is a great thread. I remember a lot of the things mentioned so far since I moved here in '73 from the island.
Anyone remember Zim's Speed Shop that used to be on Joyce street? One of my fav places to buy parts for my Chevy van. Van's were all the rage in the 70's and I had the drivetrain built up so much that I was getting second gear rubber with the automatic. I spent many friday and saturday nights crusing Kingsway and downtown.
How about Mother Tuckers down by Stanley Park?
One thing I have to remember is to talk to my Dad and get some of the stories that he has about living in Vancouver back in the fifties. He has never mentioned it but I think he has a bit of a storied past judging from things I've heard from other people.
MG1, do you know any of the people that lived in the Raymur projects? I used to hang around there a bit back in the 70's because I had friends living there. We got into building cars and then motorcycles back then.