Talk:Granville Mall, Vancouver

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Ends at Smithe Street?[edit]

The article says Graville Mall ends at Smithe Street, however MapArt's Greater Vancouver mapbook for 2006 shows that it extends an additional block to Nelson Street. Which is correct? 23skidoo 21:56, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Smithe. It was originally Nelson when the Mall was formed in 1974. In 1988 the block from Smithe to Nelson was opened to general traffic. I'll update the page. --Usgnus 22:04, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
The mall-sized sidewalks and trees remain, though, right?Skookum1 (talk) 22:39, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Merge discussion[edit]

It may be a subtle distinction between two different city-designations but this and the Granville Entertainment District are fundamentally about the same place; does the city's designated area of the entertainment district include AuBar, for example, or Dick's on Dick's? Even if it did (and I don't think it does) I'm of the opinion that these should be merged.

  • Support as per notes above.Skookum1 (talk) 22:39, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This article deals with a transit mall, which is a public transportation subject. The Granville Entertainment District is the overlapping neighbourhood. I'd suggest that the content from this article relating to the GED be trimmed so that it remains strictly tranit-oriented. On another note, it's been two years since this discussion started... wondering when the merger proposal fails? --Caleb (talk) 03:47, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Theatre Row (Vancouver) redirect[edit]

Made this just now and thought I'd better comment here; that name alludes to an era as much as it does to a space and it could use its own writeup; also many of its flagships are gone. I don't have the resources to write it separately, but think it should have as much architectural as locational content; each theatre was in a different style (I miss the luxury and tasteful swank of the old Capitol vs the deliberately glitzy vaudevillian glitter of the Orpheum, and the Strand's old double staircase velvet-and-gilt lobby....NB there was another theatre district, the Great White Way (Vancou7ver), now otherwise known as "the Strip" or, in p.c. geography, the Downtown Eastside. Anyway for now the redirect will do, and there are arguments that a split isn't necessary as Theatre Row was where Granville Mall is now, more or less; the name is still used, but most of the pladce is gone....Skookum1 (talk) 20:25, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Sounds like a good idea, an article on Theatre Row and its history would be great. Creativity-II (talk) 07:02, 24 September 2008 (UTC)