More gas stations will be disappearing from Vancouver because of the hot real estate market, including two in Kitsilano.

According to a report in the Globe and Mail today, Chevron Canada plans to put five stations on the west side up for sale.

The company decided to sell the five locations after marketing three others last year, including one on Georgia Street that is currently one of only two gas stations in the downtown core.

That decision is not surprising, retail experts say. In a city such as Vancouver, it just doesn’t make sense for certain kinds of low-rise retail to continue to occupy almost whole city blocks.

The Chevron sites in Kitsilano that are being put on the block are at West Broadway & Alma and West 4th & MacDonald.

Last modified: January 26, 2017

2 Responses to " Chevron to Sell West 4th and West Broadway Gas Stations "

  1. H. Hartmann says:

    Probably a lot of people will disagree. But I will miss having a gas station in my neighborhood. You get used to being able to fill up nice and close to home. Gee,now we get to have a bunch of new one bedroom apartments starting @ 1800$ a month with that typical commercial space on street. Have you walked up and down West Broadway lately between say, Alma & Macdonald? The amount of businesses closing is unreal.

  2. S. Rose says:

    I won’t be sorry to see them go. I don’t understand why it has to be this way, but the uniform ugliness of these things is quite the blight. Someday I hope we will see stations that aren’t a gigantic splash of garish primary colors. Also, they stink.

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