South Granville

South Granville

  • Gold dress clad mannequin in South Granville shop window
  • Vikram Vij (Vij's, Rangoli) with Brian Hopkins (West)
  • South Granville
  • Dave Gunawan at Farmer's Apprentice
  • Decorative Doorway of South Granville Retro Apartment Building
  • Food Truck Dining | South Granville
  • Roast beef sandwich at Farmer's Apprentice

By our read of the landscape, South Granville is the stretch of Granville St. between West 2nd and West 16th, including one residential block (some might argue two in the case of Broadway) on either side of the strip. Bordering it are the neighbourhoods of Kitsilano, Fairview, and Shaughnessey. It’s one of the more tony high street sections of Vancouver, but there’s nevertheless an accessible assemblage of shops and restaurants, among them two of the province’s culinary titans, Vij’s and West. The northern, heavily sloped section of South Granville is also known as “Gallery Row” on account of its many art galleries and interior design shops.

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In South Granville at the moment (our HOOD palettes are ever-changing), we’re seeing the old blue and brown of the iconic Kaplan Building on the southeast corner of Broadway and Granville; magnolia blossoms on the residential blocks between Broadway and West 16th; red Chapters branding; the burgundy exterior of the Chali Rosso Art Gallery; the hard-wood floors inside Scott Landon Antiques; Purdy’s Chocolates purple; the exterior of the Stanley Theatre (six colours – including pink/blue neon); Audi silver; the red brick of the Douglas Lodge Building at 12th and Granville; wall of wine shelving at West Restaurant.

here-you-will-find

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PROPER SHAVES AT FRANK’S BARBER SHOP
HOURS OF ART-GAZING UP AND DOWN GALLERY ROW
THE BIG BLUE “KAPLAN” SIGN AT BROADWAY & GRANVILLE
THE MANY CHARMING, OLD TWO STOREY APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON 13TH & 14TH AVE
THE SURVIVING ARISTOCRATIC SIGN AT CHAPTER’S
ALWAYS INTERESTING SURREALIST WORKS AT CHALI ROSSO
RIEDEL DECANTERS (AND THE STAFF) AT COOKWORKS
FREE SAMPLE LADY AT MEINHARDT FINE FOODS
THE 101 YEAR OLD DOME ATOP THE HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH AT 12TH & HEMLOCK
TERRIFYING DRAUGHT COCKTAILS AT THE MARQUIS
THE EVER-CHANGING COLLECTION OF ANTIQUES & INDUSTRIAL ARTIFACTS AT SCOTT LANDON
STAGE PLAYS AT THE STANLEY THEATRE

what-to-eat-and-drink

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ALMOND BUTTER CRUNCH CHOCOLATES AT PURDY’S
BLACKENED TROUT WITH SUCCOTASH AT OUISI BISTRO
ROLLING THE DICE ON DRAUGHT COCKTAILS AT THE MARQUIS
XIAO LONG BAO (SOUPY DUMPLINGS) AT LIN CHINESE CUISINE
WHITE BEAN & CHORIZO BRUSCHETTA AT SIENA
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE TARTS AT TARTS BAKERY
SATURDAY BRUNCH AT FARMER’S APPRENTICE
BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH BACON & WOLOWIDNYK COCKTAILS AT WEST
TOM KA GAI SOUP AT BOB LIKES THAI
AVOCADO FRIES AT HEIRLOOM VEGETARIAN
DUCK CONFIT TARTS AT THE STABLE HOUSE
PORCHETTA & SMOKED CHEDDAR CHEESE SCONE SANDWICHES AT BEAUCOUP BAKERY
LAMB POPSICLES & SAAG PANEER AT VIJ’S

cool-things-of-note

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– South Granville was originally envisioned to be the “Nob Hill of Vancouver”, referencing an elite area of San Francisco known for its mansions.

– There have been 3 iterations of the Granville Bridge: a wooden trestle in 1889, a stronger steel version in 1909, and the current design built in 1954.

– Built in 1908 just off Granville and West 2nd, the Second Avenue Gurdwar was the first Sikh temple in North America.

– Douglas Lodge at Granville and 12th Avenue, built in 1912, towers over nearby low-rise buildings as an indicator of the neighbourhood development ambitions that were halted by the depression in 1913.

– South Granville turned 100 in 2007, and area businesses celebrated by burying a time capsule under the entrance of the historic Stanley Theatre.

– The historic Stanley Theatre, opened in 1930, was originally a film theatre with admission between 10 and 40 cents.

things-we've-seen

  • Brunch at Farmer's Apprentice
    Brunch at Farmer's Apprentice
  • Scott Landon Antiques
    Scott Landon Antiques
  • Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club
    Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club
  • Farmer's Apprentice
    Farmer's Apprentice
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  • Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club
    Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club
  • Gold dress clad mannequin in South Granville shop window
    Gold dress clad mannequin in South Granville shop window
  • Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club
    Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club
  • Lawn Bowling
    Lawn Bowling
  • Scott Landon Antiques
    Scott Landon Antiques
  • The Stanley Theatre
    The Stanley Theatre
  • Heirloom | Douglas Lodge
    Heirloom | Douglas Lodge
  • Homeless on South Granville
    Homeless on South Granville
  • Dave Gunawan at Farmer's Apprentice
    Dave Gunawan at Farmer's Apprentice
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  • The Farmer’s Apprentice
    The Farmer’s Apprentice
  • The Kaplan Building
    The Kaplan Building
  • Scott Landon Antiques
    Scott Landon Antiques
  • Scott Landon Antiques
    Scott Landon Antiques
  • Enamel West Elm Market
    Enamel West Elm Market
  • Vancouver Mural Map | South granville
    Vancouver Mural Map | South granville
  • South Granville Alley
    South Granville Alley
  • Decorative Doorway of South Granville Retro Apartment Building
    Decorative Doorway of South Granville Retro Apartment Building
  • View From The Granville Street Bridge
    View From The Granville Street Bridge
  • Vikram Vij (Vij's, Rangoli) with Brian Hopkins (West)
    Vikram Vij (Vij's, Rangoli) with Brian Hopkins (West)
  • Chain Bookstore at the corner of Broadway and Granville | South Granville
    Chain Bookstore at the corner of Broadway and Granville | South Granville
  • Salad | Farmer's Apprentice
    Salad | Farmer's Apprentice
  • Beaucoup Bakery | Jackie
    Beaucoup Bakery | Jackie
  • Mmm...burrata at Siena
    Mmm...burrata at Siena
  • Scott Landon Antiques
    Scott Landon Antiques
  • Heirloom
    Heirloom
  • Quang Dang, Executive Chef West Restaurant
    Quang Dang, Executive Chef West Restaurant
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  • Oysters at Farmer's Apprentice
    Oysters at Farmer's Apprentice
  • Beaucoup | Exterior
    Beaucoup | Exterior
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  • Farmer's Apprentice Vinyl Collection
    Farmer's Apprentice Vinyl Collection
  • ArArAt Carpet Cleaning | South Granville Alley
    ArArAt Carpet Cleaning | South Granville Alley
  • South Granville Alley
    South Granville Alley
  • Farmer’s Apprentice | 1535 West 6th Ave | South Granville | 604-620-2070 | www.farmersapprentice.ca
    Farmer’s Apprentice | 1535 West 6th Ave | South Granville | 604-620-2070 | www.farmersapprentice.ca
  • The judges lunch at West on Friday afternoon
    The judges lunch at West on Friday afternoon
  • South Granville Rooftop View
    South Granville Rooftop View
  • Vikram Vij's lamb with jaunty fenugreek sauce paired with Stoneboat's Pinotage was a brilliant pairing
    Vikram Vij's lamb with jaunty fenugreek sauce paired with Stoneboat's Pinotage was a brilliant pairing
  • Scott Landon Antiques
    Scott Landon Antiques
  • Farmer's Apprentice
    Farmer's Apprentice
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  • Bruschetta at Siena
    Bruschetta at Siena
  • View of Intersection at Granville and Broadway
    View of Intersection at Granville and Broadway
  • Vij’s | 1480 W 11th Ave. | South Granville | 604-736-6664 | www.vijs.ca
    Vij’s | 1480 W 11th Ave. | South Granville | 604-736-6664 | www.vijs.ca
  • West Elm Market, South Granville
    West Elm Market, South Granville
  • Pork with smashed potatoes at Siena
    Pork with smashed potatoes at Siena
  • Beaucoup Bakery | noms
    Beaucoup Bakery | noms
  • Smiling Buddha Cafe
    Smiling Buddha Cafe
  • Bartender David Wolowidnyk
    Bartender David Wolowidnyk
  • Scott Landon Antiques
    Scott Landon Antiques
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  • Roast beef sandwich at Farmer's Apprentice
    Roast beef sandwich at Farmer's Apprentice
  • Farmer's Apprentice
    Farmer's Apprentice
  • Food Truck Dining | South Granville
    Food Truck Dining | South Granville
  • Beaucoup Bakery
    Beaucoup Bakery
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  • Nibbles at Siena
    Nibbles at Siena
  • Scott Landon Antiques
    Scott Landon Antiques
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  • Beaucoup | crew working on walls
    Beaucoup | crew working on walls
  • Beaucoup Bakery
    Beaucoup Bakery
  • Farmer's Apprentice
    Farmer's Apprentice
  • Heirloom crew, pre-opening
    Heirloom crew, pre-opening
  • Heirloom
    Heirloom
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  • Farmer's Apprentice
    Farmer's Apprentice
  • Heirloom
    Heirloom
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