I went on an impromptu photo walk around South Granville yesterday. I think this is one of my favorite shots this year. I think you gotta learn to love your own work. :)
I remember the old Artstocratic Restaurant. When I first moved out of the home I was 19. In those days it wasn't such a crazy thing to do - rents were much lower than they are now - and I found myself in a studio in South Granville.
5 or 6 years later, the new building moved in and the Aristocratic shut down. In came the Vancouver School Board, Chapters, Starbucks and others. But they kept the sign (though I don't remember it being there right away.
In the background you can see the Granville clock. At it's base, there was a magazine/coffee shop called Big News. It was Vancouver coffee before Starbucks. Last year, sadly, that too came down.