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The historic Yale club on Vancouver’s Granville Street is back, with a Wild West twist.
The iconic blues joint, which operated for more than 30 years before closing its doors in 2011, is set to reopen as a saloon this fall. The big neon saxophone sign will still be out front, and there will still be some live blues music, but pretty much everything else has changed.
For starters, the building itself was been completely renovated. Originally built in 1889 as a bunkhouse for Canadian Pacific Railway workers, the structure was long overdue for an overhaul. In place of the low ceilings, ancient carpet, time-worn tables and dark, dank (but not uncharming) interior that characterized the old Yale, music fans will now find an open, airy space themed like a country barbecue. Continue reading:
Iconic Yale Club on Vancouver’s Granville Street Set to Reopen … as a Saloon