Thursday, 22 January 2015

More MW Bowen Street Art On Granville Street

More of MW Bowen's street art is posted on the Granville Street Bridge next to the demolition site of the Continental Hotel. Not sure how long the art will be there as his work tends to disappear quickly.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Vancouver's Iconic Whaling Wall Being Torn Down

Vancouver's Continental Hotel at the north end of the Granville Street Bridge is in the process of being torn down. The  Whaling Wall (covered on this blog in April 2012) and painted on the north side of the building is also being demolished. The property/land is owned by the City of Vancouver and was posted for sale earlier in 2014. Valued at $36,135,568 the land will be redeveloped and also see the removal of the bridge off ramp. There is speculation that this could be the home of a new Aquatic Center, LGBTQ Resource Center and units of non market housing

Saturday, 3 January 2015

MW Bowen Street Art "What's This? Love. I Don't Remember It... I'll Help You." On Commercial Drive

Local street artist MW Bowen's  What's This? Love. .... artwork has been posted on the boarded up section of The Brandon Block building on Commercial Drive.  Located on the west side of The Drive between First and Second Avenue the boarded up shop is the home of J N & Z Deli.
They have posted a Temporary Closure Notice 

Temporary Closure
J N & Z Deli will be temporarily closing its doors on June 28th, 2014 for approximately 4 months.

The closure is due to the restructuring of the building and the direction of new building management.
From all of us here at J, N & Z Deli, we would like to express our appreciation for your continued support. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
From our family to yours, we hope you have a great summer.
The Jeremic family.”
J, N and Z Deli
Family owned and operated
since 1987

The last time I saw this image posted was in 2012
What's This? Love.... 
It was on the boarded up building at the corner of Broadway and Main which is now the site for the new condo development The Independent.