Life & Death of Grandview’s Corner Grocery Stores

In an earlier post, we had described the presentation to GHG of the work created by our UBC student intern, Kevin Shackles, on the history, decline, and future of corner stores in Grandview, and their relationship to the development of retail business in the 20th century.

Kevin’s excellent illustrated thesis can now be viewed as a pdf file.

It is full of interesting analysis, photographs, and histories of specific corner stores in our neighbourhood.  We hope you find it as interesting and valuable as we have.