Thursday, November 12, 2009

I woke up this morning to the CBC telling me there was a fire on Main and Broadway. Later, I heard the sad news that Slickity Jim's, one of East Vancouver's most treasured restaurants, had burned down. I stopped by the site tonight to see what was left, and all that stood was a red gate, two window frames, a right standing wall, and a pile of burnt wood. A local made eye contact and gave me an understanding nod. A reporter on the news said this was a "developer's wet dream."