Narrow, Cabin-Inspired ‘Pink Moon Saloon’ Plugs Australian Alleyway

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(via) Several of Vancouver’s downtown alleyways are woefully under-utilized. It would be interesting if we could pull just one of them away from its traditional employment as a taxi shortcut and dumpster station (or, let’s be honest, as a needle, urine and spent calamari depository) and turn it into a narrow restaurant like Adelaide’s wonderfully different, cabin-inspired Pink Moon Saloon. Designed by Australian firm Sans Arc Studio, it consists of two ‘huts” with pitched roofs plugging each end of a four meter wide alley with a patio space in the middle. We’d happily take a reasonable facsimile in Chinatown, perhaps to close off a single route of one its unique three-way “T” alleyways.

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  1. While I agree that our alleyways would benefit from this kind of forward thinking… we shouldn’t overlook the very excellent addition of Boxcar to Vancouver’s list of bars and beer-forward haunts… Which is now open (923 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2V8), and talkes the space that was once the carriageway between the Cobalt and Pizzeria Farina, which is beautiful, and which was (I understand) designed with assistance from Vancouver architect Ian McDonald (of Carscadden Stokes McDonald). http://scoutmagazine.ca/2014/12/23/diner-slim-beer-forward-boxcar-opening-between-farina-the-cobalt-on-main-street/

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