Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Last Call for Gabby’s

Gabby’s Country Cabaret, whose slogan was a great little honky-tonk, shut down last year and did not reopen. The bar was famous for hosting live country music acts for much of its life.

Yesterday, a demolishing crew quickly pulled down the building, which was beyond repair.

Gabby’s still in tack

Gabby’s sidewall gone

Gabby’s being demolished

Only a small section of Gabby’s remaining

The former site of Gabby’s is right across the street from the proposed 203rd Street SkyTrain station.

There are no current plans before City Council for the redevelopment of this site. The proposed new Official Community Plan land-use for the property is transit-oriented core. This land-use permits mixed-use buildings with ground-level retail and residential/offices above to a maximum height of 15 storeys.

While Gabby’s will be missed by some, I’m excited about the future of its former site.

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