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Positively 4th: The why, who and how of a vibrant street-retail district

November 8, 2012

Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith explains why cheaper rents, fewer malls and cluster theory have added heat to one of Kitsilano’s hottest spots – especially if you’re in the snow business.


Article here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Agustin permalink
    November 8, 2012 5:11 pm

    Earlier this year a local shop owner lamented that he thought West Fourth was going to become like Robson in a few years. I hope he was wrong! According to this article, there’s still a long ways to go before rents on Fourth reach Robson levels.

    I did notice that those snowboard shops started getting into the bicycle business a lot more this summer, too.

  2. guest permalink
    November 9, 2012 3:28 pm

    The retail space in the Mantra (?) condo at 4th and Pine (?) was leased to No Frills. Presumably, they couldn’t find a tenant that was “higher end”. There are apparently, a lot of “for lease” signs on the main part of the 4th Ave. strip up the hill.

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