Thursday, March 1, 2012

Vancouver now has an East Village

From the EV Grieve inbox...

One of Vancouver's Historic Neighbourhoods Has a New Name - The East Village

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — (Marketwire - March 1, 2012)
Running along East Hastings Street from Commercial Drive to Renfrew Street and including the Powell Street light industrial area, The East Village is distinguished by its vibrant, multicultural population. Local residents are served by more than 400 businesses, which also draw other city dwellers and suburbanites into the area.

Businesses in The East Village range from the essential to the exotic. There are stores, services and eateries — many independently-owned — that serve the day-to-day needs of local residents and visitors. But you can also find unique items, such as one-of-a-kind delicacies for foodies, exceptional flies for fishing enthusiasts and the factory store of Canada's most famous boot-maker.

Soon to appear on distinctive street banners, The East Village name was devised by the Hastings North Business Improvement Association (HNBIA) with the help of the local community.

"People really liked The East Village name because it's in keeping with our friendly and progressive neighbourhood," says Patricia Barnes, Executive Director of the BIA. "We are also fortunate to have an active, independent business sector that contributes to the village experience."

10 comments:

Marty Wombacher said...

I wonder when they'll get their first 7-Eleven?

Mykola ( Mick) Dementiuk said...

7-11? How about a Subways...

Dr Gecko said...

Canada's most famous boot maker? Wouldn't that be LL Bean, in Maine? I admit to being a little hazy on geography, but basically everything above 14th St should qualify as Canada.

Richard Bensam said...

@Marty: you mean other than the 7-Eleven at 2092 East Hastings Street at Lakewood Drive, next to the Golden Day Cake House and Yan Bakery? You can't miss it, it's diagonally across from the Dairy Queen.

Anonymous said...

Now we all have somewhere to go to escape the hell that our East Village has become. ;)

Crazy Eddie said...

Good one, Marty.

Anonymous said...

We totally need a fishing supply store toooooo!

DrBOP said...

Some interesting reverse/parallels here.....EV moniker is to distiguish themseves from WestVillage (which just like EVBC doesn't REALLY exist) which is run-down, put down, ignored by most (think Bowery up till 10 years ago).....marketing pitch is obviously not going to mention proliferation of chain stores/taverns/convenience/yadayada (of which there's a shitload).....and EVBC is NOT for your hard-workin' gettin'by class.....more for Bloombummers and Superyupmups.....unless you dig $30 burgers and $100 vino.....just like much else in our modern(sic) world, it's a cash grab.....concept failure almost assured......there's only ONE f'n East Village thank-you very much.

NYC taxi photo said...

aww don't ruin this one for me too dr bop, where do i apply for canadian citizenship?

East Village Eats said...

Apparently after the Olympics in London when property in the Olympic Village go on sale, there will be an area called East Village. Come up with your own name!!!