Vancouver Observer writer Jordan Yerman is challenging Kitsilano residents by asking: How well do you really know Kitsilano?
The real estate article asserts that West 4th Avenue has an unusual number of vacant storefronts and “second-highest commercial rent in Vanouver, with only Robson Street being less affordable.” The author goes on to say “businesses have to thrive in order to survive: there’s no just scraping by on West 4th.
In turn, when a storefront becomes vacant, it will more likely be occupied by a chain store, or at least a business with more than one outlet.”
The article calls on readers to try and remember what used to be in Kitsilano’s vacant storefronts. It’s a game.
So go take a look at the photos of eight empty storefronts in Kitsilano and let us know if you remember the stores
And remember: “No cheating, now. No Google Maps, no phone-a-friend.”
Last modified: February 22, 2013