Check out the new Gastown banners, bright and not so soot-covered as the last ones had become over time. The blue looks great. And speaking of colour, the Bodega building has been tarted up for a film shoot. Instead of the expanse of black, sophisticated as it was, we now have the variety of red, yellow, looking like some other older part of some other different town altogether. Illusion.
But where is Hunt and Gather? I hope not gone forever, but fear it may be so – the place was empty well before the film shoot a few days ago.
Prime Time Chicken’s been back open all summer, with their photo of soft ice cream in the window; but the Prime Time Spot is still closed.
Video Monster is open now on the corner of Carrall and Cordova, with the summer patio it looks active and lively.
I’ve been meaning to mention the great No Homes No Peace sign that stands on the roof just past the West Hotel. It’s always visible on the skyline as you go north on Cordova, at around the Keefer intersection. I hope it stays up for a very long time, a timely message.