Cross boarder hopping

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Bellis Fair Mall, originally uploaded by Jeffery Simpson.

When I was young my family lived in White Rock for a few years. This was about 15 years ago or so back when White Rock had no real shopping areas other than a K-Mart, and no theatres.

For shopping or movies my family had the option of driving into Vancouver proper, or crossing the border and going to Bellis Fair in Bellingham.

This was back when stuff in the US was truely cheaper. I remember excited trips to Target to get Super Mario Brothers 3, or watch one of the Short Circuit movies.

One of the most awesome parts of Bellis Fair was the Nintendo kiosk, where they had about a dozen TVs set up demoing Nintendo games. I mean how cool is that?

Very cool.

Since Vancouver and White Rock have both built up now to the point where White Rock has a movie theatre, and shopping and the prices are no longer as cheap in the south, I’d imagine that an evening of cross border shopping is less appealing now as it once was.

1 Comment so far

  1. miss604 (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    good things about bellis fair: target & victoria’s secret. without which it’s pretty much like a Brentwood or Surrey Place… oh and Mervyn’s always had dirt cheap designer shoes – but i saw last week it’s gone now :(

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