Vancouver city council unanimously approved Tuesday a heritage revitalization agreement to protect the 1930's Hollywood Theatre on west Broadway and allow a six-story mixed use building to be constructed on the balance of the site.


The Company, 4184 Investments LTD., says that the theatre - which closed in 2011 when the building was sold, will be restore to its former glory, and included a comprehensive operational plan in its development application.


Great news, especially to all those who fought to keep this iconic Kitsilano landmark standing. Combining the old with the new can be great design!

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Vancouver city council unanimously approved Tuesday a heritage revitalization agreement to protect the 1930s Hollywood Theatre on West Broadway and allow a six-storey mixed-use building to be constructed on the balance of the site.


The company, 4184 Investments, Ltd., says that that the theatre – which closed in 2011 when the building was sold – will be restored to its former glory, and included a comprehensive operational plan in its development application.


Great news! The iconic theatre facade has been a mainstay of the Kitsilano Broadway corridor for a long time. I love the incorporation of the old with the new.





































The company, 4184 Investments, Ltd., says that that the theatre – which closed in 2011 when the building was sold – will be restored to its former glory, and included a comprehensive operational plan in its development application.

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Last year, when my mom passed away, my siblings and I patiently and generously divided up her belongings. What we noticed was that no one really wanted any of the silver ware, especially the fancy coffee and tea set. For most people, it is the big job of keeping it sparkling clean that determines whether they keep it or not.


When my sister investigated where to sell it or donate it, she found that there was not much demand for it. Apparently much of the silver ware is silver plated, not solid sterling silver, and not worth much. You can find a lot of it at second hand shops in Vancouver. If you think it is worth something, VancouverGold, a local company can analyze its content and collectability. Below are some other shops to help you out as well.



Panache Antiques & Objets D’Art inc. 2212 Granville St. Vancouver Ph: 604 732 1206

Uno Langmann Limited-Fine Art 2117 Granville St. Vancouver Ph: 604 736 8825

Echo’s Discontinued China and Silver 121-1433 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver Ph: 604 980 8011

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Seize assets. Prosecute. Pay whistleblowers.


Those are just a few recommendations Marc Cohodes has to save Vancouver’s economy.

Cohodes is a high profile short-seller and fraud-hunter who earned his reputation finding hidden problems and inflated profits on Wall Street.

Lately, though, he’s turned his attention to B.C.

Cohodes admits he’s friends with B.C. Attorney General David Eby, who last September hired former deputy commissioner of the RCMP Peter German to conduct an investigation into the province’s money laundering problem.

Reports of criminal activity started surfacing a decade ago.

 

While this week’s report by the B.C. government – bluntly titled Dirty Money — links money laundering to B.C.’s opioid overdose and real estate crises, it doesn’t explain why the previous government, under BC Liberal leader Christy Clark, wasn’t able to stop it.

“I think [Eby] should prosecute and investigative people who fueled this, people who profited from it on the backs of hardworking B.C.-ers,” he said.

 

But Cohodes goes even further with a proposed fix:

“I think the B.C. government needs to seize assets, sell the assets at an auction, split half the money with the Chinese government, split half the money with B.C. and give the whistleblower or finder, say, 10 per cent.”

 

“You have to do drastic things and drastic measures need to be taken so asset seizure is one place to really start.”

Cohodes takes issue with the finding in Dirty Money that only $100 million has been illegally funneled through B.C. casinos.

“The numbers in my mind are in the tens of billions of dollars and I think the reasons those numbers don’t come out is because the government doesn’t want to scare the hell out of people,” he said.

He’s recommended to Eby that authorities reward whistleblowers who tip off the government to drug trades or luxury home and car ownership.

While he says the problem can be fixed, it won’t stop Vancouver’s real estate bubble from bursting. In his view, the market is already essentially frozen.

“The sooner it resets and resets severely, where hard working B.C.-ers who are born here and want to live here, want to own a place, the better everyone is,” Cohodes says.

“Real estate collapsing is a long term plus, but short term it’s gonna be a b****.”

His final recommendation is that people stand behind Eby to brace the blow.

The attorney general, he believes, is a shining example of what needs to be done to crack down on money laundering.

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