Restaurateur Mike Zalman, who lost Slickity Jim's Chat 'N Chew in November, is painfully aware that the cost of opening and operating a business in South Main will increase dramatically as the neighbourhood gentrifies.
"I enquired about the building at the southwest corner of Main and Broadway and found out it's going to be a Tim Hortons and a Wendy's," he said. "It hurts. The gods of progress have started to smite Main Street."
Well, that sucks. Cambie at Broadway is already feeling pretty soul-less. Having the same thing happen to Main would be very sad.