Growing up in Vancouver

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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby damonberryman » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:40 am

Lotus Blossom> I too lived on Haro on the park side of Denman. i understand why you love the area. So do I. The whole West End is quite special. I love that little safeway on Davies. Also there used to be a good liquor store on Robson and a Smitty's Pancake House on Denman. All the thai food I could eat.Plus some of the Sushi spots were great. There was one on Thurlow in a basement i ate at a few years ago. it had teh traditional conveyor belt and the food was very good. however, teh best sushi in Van was up between 41 and 42nd.

For Chinese I used to go to the place on 41st where there was a Beano's pancake house once. Their Sunday breakfast had the best dim sun. However, for fast food I still give the Candian championship to Montreal. Pizza, chicken, hot dogs bagels, Orange Julius and of course, poutine. You gotta be careful how you pronounce that because poutin is very different.

When I lived on Yale Street just off Wall there was a park down by the second narrows that used to have a salt pool. Do they still have those in Van? Used to be one on Second Beach. IS there a more lovely park in the world than Stanley? I used to take visitors around teh park by car. i admit taking an inordinate amount of pleasure from all the oohs and ahwss. In fact, when I picked up someone at the airport i would take SW Marine through the UBC endowment lands, then drop down to Spanish Banks and Lacarno. Lacarno is still the best fish and chips I have ever had. Plus it was my favourite beach to veg on.

Drove taxi for Macleans many years ago. Anyone know a Bill Mckenzie who also drove for years? We were good friends and I alwasy liked him.
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:57 pm

damonberryman wrote: Anyone know a Bill Mckenzie who also drove for years? We were good friends and I alwasy liked him.


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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby DavidPratt_ » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:12 pm

BORN IN CALGARY, ALBERTA BEFORE THE FAMILY MOVED TO LANGLEY, BC WHERE I GREW UP.

LIVED IN VANCOUVER'S WEST END FOR DECADES BEFORE MOVING TO A WATERFRONT-VIEW IN YALETOWN.

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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby Strangelove » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:33 pm

I'll drive you to the airport there MR CAPS. :mrgreen:
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby rats19 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:45 pm

I hate all caps posters...rude
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby LotusBlossom » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:29 am

DavidPratt_ wrote:BORN IN CALGARY, ALBERTA BEFORE THE FAMILY MOVED TO LANGLEY, BC WHERE I GREW UP.

LIVED IN VANCOUVER'S WEST END FOR DECADES BEFORE MOVING TO A WATERFRONT-VIEW IN YALETOWN.

NOT SURE OF THE NEXT DESTINATION....BUT HANG ON KIDS....YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THE LAST OF ME....

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Marinaside Crescent is a great morning run or a bike ride. It's a good thing those bike lanes are only on the recreational track and not the road! :lol:
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby DavidPratt_ » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:25 pm

GOOD THING FOR THE BIKERS JUSTINE ;)

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LotusBlossom wrote:
DavidPratt_ wrote:BORN IN CALGARY, ALBERTA BEFORE THE FAMILY MOVED TO LANGLEY, BC WHERE I GREW UP.

LIVED IN VANCOUVER'S WEST END FOR DECADES BEFORE MOVING TO A WATERFRONT-VIEW IN YALETOWN.

NOT SURE OF THE NEXT DESTINATION....BUT HANG ON KIDS....YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THE LAST OF ME....

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Marinaside Crescent is a great morning run or a bike ride. It's a good thing those bike lanes are only on the recreational track and not the road! :lol:
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby DavidPratt_ » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:28 pm

LIVING IN THE WEST END WAS FUN. MISS THE OLD ENGLISH BAY CAFE ON BEACH AVENUE. USED TO GO OUT FOR DRINKS AT THE BAYSIDE LOUNGE AS WELL. JOE FORTES FOR DRINKS BEFORE A LIONS GAME, RICHARDS ON RICHARDS....HANGING OUT WITH NICK HEBLER AT THE ROXY....PARTYING WITH MIKE RENO AND HIS GROUPIES...THOSE WERE THE DAYS....

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damonberryman wrote:Lotus Blossom> I too lived on Haro on the park side of Denman. i understand why you love the area. So do I. The whole West End is quite special. I love that little safeway on Davies. Also there used to be a good liquor store on Robson and a Smitty's Pancake House on Denman. All the thai food I could eat.Plus some of the Sushi spots were great. There was one on Thurlow in a basement i ate at a few years ago. it had teh traditional conveyor belt and the food was very good. however, teh best sushi in Van was up between 41 and 42nd.

For Chinese I used to go to the place on 41st where there was a Beano's pancake house once. Their Sunday breakfast had the best dim sun. However, for fast food I still give the Candian championship to Montreal. Pizza, chicken, hot dogs bagels, Orange Julius and of course, poutine. You gotta be careful how you pronounce that because poutin is very different.

When I lived on Yale Street just off Wall there was a park down by the second narrows that used to have a salt pool. Do they still have those in Van? Used to be one on Second Beach. IS there a more lovely park in the world than Stanley? I used to take visitors around teh park by car. i admit taking an inordinate amount of pleasure from all the oohs and ahwss. In fact, when I picked up someone at the airport i would take SW Marine through the UBC endowment lands, then drop down to Spanish Banks and Lacarno. Lacarno is still the best fish and chips I have ever had. Plus it was my favourite beach to veg on.

Drove taxi for Macleans many years ago. Anyone know a Bill Mckenzie who also drove for years? We were good friends and I alwasy liked him.
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby LotusBlossom » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:06 am

DavidPratt_ wrote:LIVING IN THE WEST END WAS FUN. MISS THE OLD ENGLISH BAY CAFE ON BEACH AVENUE. USED TO GO OUT FOR DRINKS AT THE BAYSIDE LOUNGE AS WELL.

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Always had a great time and always was treated well there, I can't ever say anything bad.Anthony, the current bar manager is a great guy and has kept that place great for regs but at the same time gave it new life. If that place ever shut down, it would be a sad day in the West End.
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:03 am

DavidPratt_ wrote:LIVING IN THE WEST END WAS FUN. MISS THE OLD ENGLISH BAY CAFE ON BEACH AVENUE. USED TO GO OUT FOR DRINKS AT THE BAYSIDE LOUNGE AS WELL. JOE FORTES FOR DRINKS BEFORE A LIONS GAME, RICHARDS ON RICHARDS....HANGING OUT WITH NICK HEBLER AT THE ROXY....PARTYING WITH MIKE RENO AND HIS GROUPIES...THOSE WERE THE DAYS....

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Don't forget wandering into Super Value on Davie Street ( multiple times) gowed out of your tree .....weaving around the store like a bum lit up on aqua valva knocking shit all over the place and being heckled by a bunch of 20 something kids. Ahhhhh those were the days.
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby herb » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:08 pm

That was last weekend wasn't it Blob?
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby Vpete » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:09 pm

Topper wrote:Cornwall and Yew was the 7/11 of my mushroam tale (not Waterloo).

I think it was a gas station before it became rebuilt as a 7/11. There was already one at yew and 4th so it made no sense. It then became a series of restaurants. Now? I wonder what the landlord charges for that local and if that is bill that kills the margin.

Was anyone else a regular at Cafe Creme, just a door or two west of Yew on 4th.When I lived at 5th and Yew, the morning routine was to put the kettle on for coffee then run to Cafe Creme for a couple of spinach and cheese brioche and 7/11 for a morning paper. Back in time to pour the water through the Melita.


Elsie's Bakery on Yew was awesome. Beside Elsie's was an ice cream place for a long time, some chain but the name escapes me. There was also Greer's restaurant there too and of course the King's Head. There was a drug store on York and Yew and then there was also a laundromat too. Where Starbucks is was a Chinese Western Cuisine restaurant too. I can remember when that Mac's went in- that was everything for the Kits Point kids.

I was just in the West End this past weekend and forgot how much I like it there. Finally used my condo for the first time on 6 months! Had a good run on the sea wall and a great meal later. Loved seeing all the seniors dancing it up at the Dover Arms!
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby LotusBlossom » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:39 am

Was at the Roxy for the first time in about three years last night after the Kings of Leon concert. The decor is still the same. The band is new but they were decent. The drinks were also in and around the same price as I remember. Cover was still $5.

Why change a good thing? ;)
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:25 pm

LotusBlossom wrote:Was at the Roxy for the first time in about three years last night after the Kings of Leon concert. The decor is still the same. The band is new but they were decent. The drinks were also in and around the same price as I remember. Cover was still $5.

Why change a good thing? ;)


I was at the Roxy for the first time in like 12 years two weekends ago. A lady-friend of mine insisted. You're right, nothing has changed! The skanks are still creeping and the creeps are still skanking.

I was also surprised that my Vodka-crans were basically the same price.
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Re: Growing up in Vancouver

Postby LotusBlossom » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:48 pm

The one thing I remember growing up in Vancouver and becoming a Canucks fan were the $10 standing room only tickets at Pacific Coliseum. I remember being able to hit up the hapless 6 window ticket booth at PC asking for the cheapest tickets you can find and eventually move to a seat because the arena wasn't full most nights. I remember you actually had to go down to a beer garden to grab beer with your fake ID you just bought on Granville street back in the day. Molson piss, but as a teenager, what did you care?

On the odd time that snow actually stayed on our grounds for more than 48 hours, there was that hill at Queens Park in New Westminster and everyone would drive out that way and go tobogganing. There was also that hill off Great Northern Way near the VCC campus and where the Skytrain is now as well. I know we're a bit of a ways away from getting some snow on the ground, but these are a couple of reasons I look forward to winter out here on the west coast. Ah well, you can always go up on Grouse and do that stuff once the snow falls if we don't get it here closer to sea level, I suppose.
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