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VIVA Vancouver 2012

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VIVA Vancouver returns this summer as Robson Square and Granville Street transform into pedestrian paradises. Community events, performances, and unique attractions will occupy these busy downtown corridors (and more) from June 23rd until September 3rd. Dining Alfresco in Robson Square 2011 – Photo credit: Maurice Li & Maurice Li. Granville will be closed to traffic […]

Sears Closing Downtown Vancouver & Some History

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This morning it was announced that Sears was closing its downtown Vancouver location, along with others in Calgary and Ottawa, by October 31st [News1130]. While rumours are flying about what will move into the Pacific Centre Sears spot, which they took over from Eaton’s back in 1999, my immediately reaction was that now we can […]

Robson & Granville Building Demolition

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In case you’re wondering why Robson and Granville has been so busy with construction lately, there is a large project underway. Photo credit: Heritage Vancouver on Flickr This involves an overhaul of the Power Block at 817-819 Granville, where Charlie’s Music was located. The building (circa 1888 rear & 1929 front) is designated a category […]

Granville Pedestrian Mall This Summer

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The Granville Pedestrian Mall will be back this summer with the street closing to cars and buses on weekends from June 25, 2011 until Labour Day. After the Summer Spaces trial in 2009, Rediscover Granville in 2010, Olympic and anniversary celebrations, this city is ready to once again enjoy this car-free corridor. Photo credit: to […]

Current Swell at Winterruption, Win Tickets

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Granville Island’s Winterruption festival takes place this weekend, featuring concerts, plays, sculptural exhibitions, performances and plenty of activities for the kids. One of the concerts is with Current Swell, Saturday February 26th at 9:00pm. Current Swell – Young And Able Current Swell, a band based in Victoria BC, is in the foreground of the “new […]