HMV on Burrard Street closed it's doors yesterday for the last time. Rumors are flying as to who will rent out the space with over 50,000 square feet covering 3 floors.
More retail space will come available once renovations/demolition is completed at Granville and Robson Street. The Power Block Art Deco facade at 817-819 Granville Street has heritage status and therefore will be retained. The remainder of the building did not get off as lucky and will be demolished. The building next to it, at the corner of Robson and Granville also does not have heritage status and is slated for demolition. A five storey building has been proposed for this site with two floors of retail space and three of office space.