A Kitsilano landmark has reopened on West 4th Avenue after being shuttered for four years. And it seems everyone is noticing.
If you’re new to Kits you likely don’t know Bimini’s story as it’s last chapter ended on October 1, 2007 when it was destroyed by fire. The Globe and Mail piece is worth a read but here are a couple facts that even long-time Kits residents may be unfamiliar with.
- Before the building at 2010 West 4th was purchased by Peter Uram it had long been the home of the Fourth Avenue Heating and Plumbing Works.
- At one time the space had been used to build sailing boats that could be launched into the waters of nearby English Bay.
- The Doobie Brothers once visited when in town on tour and the doorman didn’t recognize them and made them wait in line.
- The first building on the site had a tall ceiling and an open interior for a reason – it was the Fairview Baptist Church.
Congrats to the Donnelly Group on the reopening of Kits’ legendary neighbourhood pub.
Photo: Jeff Donnelly of The Bimini Public House by Rafal Gerszak for The Globe and Mail.
Last modified: December 8, 2011