The Bay Downtown – not just clothes!

In the last few weeks, I’ve realized that The Bay, located right downtown on Georgia Street and Granville, is more than just an old school department store. For example, this week, I did the “walk-in” (no appointment) at the hair salon on the second floor and got a very nice haircut by a hairdresser named Joseph. He didn’t use scissors, but used some kind of razor device. I had a wash, a big cut (over 4 inches chopped off) and blow dry for $50. I’ve also gone in before for a quick trim of the bangs for a cost of $7.00.

Right next to the salon is a wig store. Joseph assured me that the remnants from my haircut were not going next door to the wig shop.

On the main floor, very close to the entrance for the Granville Skytrain station, is a section of sports collectibles, t-shirts and official jerseys for the BC teams. Right now there is still a good selection of Canucks stuff there – just in case you can’t get to Authentix at GM Place, it’s a good runner-up store for that kind of stuff.

Also located in The Bay on the fourth floor (near the toys) is a stamp and coin store called All Nations Stamps & Coins. I found this place trying to find some stamps to decorate eggs with for Easter a few weeks ago and it came up in a google search. I thought for sure that had to be wrong, so went to check it out. I found the little shop and learned they also have a weekly auction on the weekend and they post the stamps for sale online and have them displayed in the store for the week. It’s a cool little place and the owner/manager is very knowledgeable about the stamp and coin business.

Until last month, I had no idea The Bay was such a treasure trove of small stores.

2 Comments so far

  1. ron (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

    Also, the Valetor dry cleaner and the Bay shoe repair on the Skytrain concourse level.

    Now why don’t they reopen that mezzanine cafe overlooking Granville Street?

  2. Travis (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

    Here’s another great service: My dentist is on the 4th floor of the Bay. He’s great. Parking’s a bit dear, though.

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