The Kitsilano Entertainment Complex

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Friday night found my girlfriend and I bowling a couple games up at Varsity Ridge Bowling alley at a friend’s birthday party and this got me thinking about the great entertainment options at 16th and Arbutus. I propose we rename the series of businesses between West 15th and 16th on Arbutus the ‘Kitsilano Entertainment Complex’. Keep in mind that this is also the home to the Ridge Theatre which first opened its doors in 1950 boasting the latest in projection equipment and creature comforts and Ridge Gardens Chinese Food restaurant. Let’s hope that an entrepreneur steps up and takes on the lease on the vacant Buy-Low Foods space. Imagine a video arcade, night club, or brew pub in that space and the new KEC would be complete!

Last modified: June 2, 2008

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