Blue Eagle Café, 1973
Another awesome image from Greg Girard’s photo book, In the Near Distance (Kominek Books, 2010).
Most of this block, including the Blue Eagle, is now a pile of rubble as part of what must be the slowest demolition in Vancouver’s history to make room for condos. The City recently ordered the developer to clean up the site, which is festering with rats, garbage, dust, and mould. The iconic Blue Eagle sign was acquired by the Museum of Vancouver in 2010 for its neon sign collection.
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- g33kery said: That’s really cool, because the sign for the Blue Eagle Cafe was on display at the Vancouver Museum as part of their neon exhibit, but up until now I had no context for it.
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