Hyper-Local on Carrall Street

This post is a duplicate of a page in my Carrall Street Journal. I started a blog named The Carrall Street Journal in March 2006, and it has been an on and off activity for me. My original ideas for it are listed below. They were a little bit out of scope, and I began…

City Strike Grinds On

This post is a duplicate of a post in my Carrall Street Journal. Carrall Street has been kept relatively clean by volunteers, the United We Can folks, and as a result the whole place doesn’t look too bad, or seem too terribly unhealthy, despite the city strike. However, the Carrall Street Greenway has been very…

Burnt Out Restaurant? Sure Fooled Me!

This post is a duplicate of a post in my Carrall Street Journal. Driving on the new Greenway part of Carrall Street I was shocked to see a group of people milling around this old burnt out restaurant. How could it have flash burned so fast, and why hadn’t I even noticed it before? Well,…

August Weekends: Events on Carrall

This post is a duplicate of a post in my Carrall Street Journal. August weekends featured festivals and events on Carrall Street. In early August the canopies covered the intersection of Carrall and Hastings for the Insite event at Pigeon Park, with bands headlined by the venerable DOA. Then the next weekend was the Chinatown…

Nude Cyclers Protest Ride on Carrall Street

This post is a duplicate of a post in my Carrall Street Journal. Anti-Oil protesters rode through Carrall Street on Sunday to a shouting and cheering crowd. Hearing the commotion, I barely had time to get out my camera before they were gone. Quite a different atmosphere from the Tour de Gastown group of cyclists…

What Next for the Boulder Hotel?

This post is a duplicate of a post in my Carrall Street Journal. This afternoon Vancouver City Council will be addressing the situation of the Boulder Hotel development proposal, which has been in the works for some time now. Incorporating the old Pig and Whistle one-story building into an innovative residential/commercial project, the developers are…