Vancouver’s East Village

I had no idea that Vancouver was into branding their neighborhoods one at a time, but it appears that is the case. In the past, they’ve gone from Gastown, Yaletown, Main Street, South Granville, Granville Island, Commercial Drive, (etc.) and now we have a new area, it’s called the East Village.

I like the name, as it resonates a time I’ve read about of the 60’s in New York’s East Village (next to Greenwich Village) in Lower Manhattan where all of my favorite music legends spent time creating.

I also like the branding they’re doing.

I like how it’s creative, it’s not afraid to be crooked, and it’s got lots of character.

I have felt for a while now that this little region of town was kind of just a blob stuck to the side of Commercial Drive, that really wasn’t quite Commercial Drive, or was it? Is it close enough?

Yes, they have plenty of things there for somebody to sustain life.. dining, produce & groceries, community services, and much more.

I enjoy this part of town for the culture it has, I feel something there… but that could just be the hipsters omnipresent glare, but perhaps, just maybe it’s a feeling of ‘artsy’ that it has. How do you feel about it?


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