As I was Googling for the website or phone number of the Sushi place on my street (because walking downstairs is such a chore sometimes) I came across a website devoted entirely to my block!
MacFourth.com is an up to date (last update in May 2006) directory of businesses on Fourth Avenue in Kitsilano, in the couple blocks East & West of Macdonald St. (2600 – 3000 blocks). The site’s been put together by Tamara of Drexoll Games (a geeky, gamey staple in the city), and not only provides a map and directory of the area, but also a panorama photograph of the businesses on each side of the street, including contact information and links to their individual websites and profiles.
While the area of “MacFourth” isn’t a registered Business Improvement Area (BIA), there is an area on the site that lists the websites for a number of other areas in the city that have been put together by BIAs, including:
Kitsilano 4th Ave BIA – www.kitsilano4thavenue.com
Robson Street BIA – www.robsonstreet.ca
South Granville BIA – www.southgranvillerise.org
Mount Pleasant BIA – www.uptownvancouver.ca
Vancouver Chinatown BIA – www.vancouver-chinatown.com (site currently down)
Yaletown BIA – www.yaletowninfo.com
Point Grey Village BIA – www.pointgreyvillage.com
Check out the sites for your neighbourhood, or use the sites to discover a new neighbourhood in the city that you weren’t familiar with. Who knows, you may just stumble upon the number for your local sushi takeout joint.