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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
I crossed many states just to stand here now, my face all hot with tears, / I crossed city, and valley, desert, and stream, to bring my body here:
— Woody Guthrie, Remember the Mountain Bed
October 4, 2006
Storyeum’s Five Week Reprieve

Storyeum has been granted a five week reprieve.

Why?

Is five weeks going to be enough to turn around a business that’s considered “not viable.”

This is just silly.

It’s interesting though — one of the things that seems to happen consistently in Vancouver is these short term businesses. Would a museum sized attraction open in Toronto and close within a year? The Victoria based B.C. Experience also failed in a matter of months, around the same time. Retail outlets open regularly here and close weeks later — in prominent, high profile locations.

It just doesn’t make sense that the capital to do this exists without proper planning for longevity.

Storyeum will die, and arguably it should.

Posted by skooter at 9:50 AM This entry is filed under Politics, Vancouver.

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