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Historical Metrotown in the 90s

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by milquetoast, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

  2. Night Of GuardianS

    Night Of GuardianS Active Member

    I was there. Kinda grew up on the 90s.
  3. Stuntman

    Stuntman Full Member

    I thought the Rainforest Cafe was the stupidest idea for a restaurant to open in Metro Vancouver. Who thought that people here would want to come in out of the rain just so they can eat in a restaurant and see more rain?
  4. bill barilko

    bill barilko Full Member

    There a building called the Waterfall on 2nd Ave in Vancouver just before Granville Island I've rarely seen anything stupider water roaring over a huge concrete lip 24/7 the stores there are always empty and the people who live upstairs must have triple glazed windows to keep the noise out.
  5. bill barilko

    bill barilko Full Member

    I remember Chapters in Metrotown then they close in the Atrium and I've never been back not even once.
  6. Night Of GuardianS

    Night Of GuardianS Active Member

    I remember the old food court that is now T&T Supermarket.

    RIP Save On Foods and Station Square :(
  7. Stuntman

    Stuntman Full Member

    I remember when that section where the Bay is was totally dead. Now it's very lively.

    Before, the section between Sears and Target was very busy as it was the main section of the mall. Last decade, it died off once Metrotown merged with Metropolis as this section is no longer considered to be the main section. Stores would be dead. It has picked up a bit as big stores like Forever XXI and Victoria Secrets have taken over this section. Before there were a lot of small store and they don't draw much traffic.

    Before Metrotown merged with Metropolis (formerly Eaton's Centre), there was just a little skywalk between the two malls on the second level. It got extremely crowded during the Xmas shopping season. They had to put a rail down the centre of the skywalk and made people walk only on the right.
  8. Night Of GuardianS

    Night Of GuardianS Active Member

    The part that is now Sportchek and a few other stores used to be a big Sears like store know as Eaton's. It was accessible through the escalators from the outside where the bus station is. Good early 90's days.
  9. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Found some pictures online that show Eaton Centre:
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  10. nostalgia

    nostalgia Guest

    Lots of memories at Metrotown :(

    Skywalk between Metropolis and Eaton Centre. It would get packed every boxing day, literal traffic jam.
    Unlimited play nights at Playdium
    Eating the terrible food at Rainforest Cafe
    The store with the indoor 100 meter track... was it called Planet Superstar or something?
    Weird stores like Glow, Spencer Gifts and San Francisco
    Mike's Karaoke
    The old food court
    Big ass asian restaurant where the food court is now. They had good dim sum.
    Indoor smoking
    Johnny Zee's
    2 theatres in Station Square
    Bretton's department store
    and lastly... Cave-On-Foods!

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  11. Elmware

    Elmware Full Member

    I remember that my mother was going to go to the new Save-on-Foods in Metrotown that day of the roof collapsing, but decided not to for some reason.
  12. bacon&eggs

    bacon&eggs Guest

    i found these videos on youtube, thought you guys might enjoy it :)

    Rainforest Café in October 1999

    Metrotown and Metropolis in August 1999 and December 24, 2000

    Metrotown and Metropolis on Boxing Day, December 26, 2000
  13. lyn

    lyn Guest

    can anyone pls post a pic of a&w restaurant that was where Coast Capitol Bank us today? It was bedide tge fountain entrance.

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