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Old 06-19-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Creepy Abandoned House at Davie and Cardero

Just wondering what the story is with the creepy looking boarded up house at Davie and Cardero near English Bay. Is it a heritage site? Haunted? Claimed by the gov't? It's just been boarded up for a while now, wonder why it's not torn down and replaced with another structure.


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Isn't that the old macaroni grill? Heard it used the to be a gentlemans club for old skool politicians..
There's also an underground passage that leads to the brothel across the street ..
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My friend used to live next to that place, said it was going to be a new Keg resturant.
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Drove by it today also and thought to myself "yep, its probably haunted" LOL
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First stop on the ghost trail is Romano’s Macaroni Grill, now inhabiting the old Roger’s Sugar Mansion on Davie Street.

The Mansion is alive with history. There are tunnels under the mansion connecting to nearby Balthazar nightclub that were reportedly used for bootlegging and prostitution running during Al Capone’s era.

And according to General Manager Marc Ignacz, rumour has it that Capone himself used to frequent the premises to hang out with his pal B.T. Rogers.

But that’s not the ghost story. The story, as Ignacz tells it, is that one of B.T. Rogers’s sons jumped through a second story window and committed suicide.

“He walks the house once in a while,” says Ignacz. “I have a sous chef… he was working late at night, and said it sounded like someone was there on the front line cooking… with pots, pans… he just left everything,” says Ignacz, recalling how he found the mess the next morning after the cook had fled the building.

There’s more: “We had a painter here throughout the night… and he turned around and saw an old gentleman standing on the banister… and when he asked him what he was looking for, he didn’t respond. When he came down the ladder, the old gentleman was gone.”

Like the cook, the painter then dropped his gear and ran out.
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used to be Romano's macroni grill. it was nice inside. they had patio tables during the summer.
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lol Macaroni Grill

I remember going there as a kid and the table cloths are huge sheets of paper. They give you a bunch a crayons to draw all over the place. Awesome.
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It was Macaroni Grill and it caught on fire last fall and it's been closed down ever since.
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It's a great piece of history, if you can imagine that during the early 20th century, Davie St was lined with mansions like this one. Hopefully they restore it soon and use it again.
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It's a gorgeous place in a prime area of town. If I had the money, I wouldn't be living on the West End or West Vancouver, I'd be living smack-dab in the middle of downtown. Especially in a house as grand as that one.
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picture of Macaroni Grill back in its prime

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It's a gorgeous place in a prime area of town. If I had the money, I wouldn't be living on the West End or West Vancouver, I'd be living smack-dab in the middle of downtown. Especially in a house as grand as that one.
You mean west side? Cause that building is in the middle of the "west end" lol
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Yup Macaroni Grill..had a chance to eat once before they closed. Inside looks like the hospice Canuck Place. Huge mansion, creepy style
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It's a great piece of history, if you can imagine that during the early 20th century, Davie St was lined with mansions like this one. Hopefully they restore it soon and use it again.
I would love to see pictures of this.
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the hospice/canucks place use to be the KKK headquarters in vancouver. lol
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