Kitsilano History Lesson: Nevermind

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The Georgia Straight has a great new feature called Know your History (I assume it’s new as I’ve never noticed it before) and this week Kitsilano’s Nevermind is the subject.

From the late 1970s to the early 1980s, a country bar called the Steer and Stein held down the corner where Nevermind sits today. Then in 1983, a pub by the name of Fogg N’ Suds moved in and a new Vancouver-based franchise was born. Defying the stringent liquor laws of the time, as Melton Vlassis, a long-time Fogg N’ Suds employee tells the story, the pub quickly gained a following throughout the neighbourhood.

Times changed, however, and the trendy, student-dominated area eventually asked for something new. After 15 years, Fogg N’ Suds was forced from its original location and Chileno’s Grill took over. But only six months later, Durland and Iranzad moved in with Nevermind.

I frequented the Fogg N’ Sudds while attending UBC but I’m still a little young to have two-stepped at the Stein and Steer. Does anybody remember that joint?

Last modified: October 17, 2008

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