Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Amazing Brentwood Becomes The Nightmare Of Brentwood Mall

In September 2013, Burnaby City Council approved the redevelopment of the Brentwood Mall area. With the addition of 10 towers, this location will be transformed into a new urban hub, including up to 350 shops and restaurants, a 50,000 square foot grocery store and up to 4,200 residential units. The Brentwood Project will be built in several phases over the next 20 years

On paper it sounds amazing, but looking at the pictures it is apparent that the project is a nightmare for Brentwood Mall. With the lower parking lot being dug up, many businesses have closed including, BC Liquor Store, McDonalds and Starbucks. Pedestrians arriving by Skytrain now have to trek all the way to the entrance located near the old Zellers location. When I was at the mall, many businesses had Sale signs posted and there were few shoppers to be seen.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Vancouver Library: Friends Of The Library Book Sale Sept 18-20

Vancouver Public Library: Friends Of The Library
 is having another great book sale.  With prices starting at just 50 cents and most books priced lower than $4.00 it's a great price to pick up some super deals and stock up on books for the winter. The sale runs from Sept 18th to 20th and is at the library's central branch.
Check out the FOL website:
to see how the money raised is spent.

Still A Long Line Outside Pacific Centre Hours After iPhone 6 Release

Hours after Apple's early opening for the new  release of the
 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, over a hundred people are still in line outside  the Pacific Centre Mall on Granville Street. The rain does not seem to have deterred people. Many started lining up a day earlier in the hopes of being able to purchase one of the new phones with prices starting at $749 for the iPhone 6 and $859 for the iPhone 6 Plus.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Supernatural Filming In Gastown

Came across the filming of Supernatural today in Gastown.  You can almost see Jensen in the first picture.  Just as quickly as he was in the viewfinder he was gone as the SUV pulled out and sat in front of the set. Wait is that Jensen's bodyguard Cliff!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Yoga Mats Not Required: Zombie Yoga At Vancouver Art Gallery

A slightly different twist to yoga, concrete steps, no mats and blood covered zombies, all part of Vancouver's Annual Zombie Walk