Published Jan 24, 2020Yet another beloved Vancouver venue is under threat, as Mount Pleasant art space Little Mountain Gallery is being faced with possible redevelopment.
In a post on Facebook, Little Mountain Gallery posted a photo of the development application that has gone up on its building at the corner on 26th and Main.
The venue wrote, "What can you do to help in the meantime? Get in touch with the City of Vancouver today to let them know (respectfully!) what this venue means to you and why it's important to preserve arts spaces in this city. Even if it's just a few lines, every little note helps."
Note that any comment submissions are due today (January 24).
The development application is for a four-storey apartment building. Learn more in Little Mountain Gallery's post below.
LMG's building has stood since 1930, although the art space has only operated since 2006. As an accessible art space, it's been used for many types of events and at one time frequently hosted music shows.
In more recent years, it's been a hub for Vancouver's comedy scene, becoming the home for Little Mountain Improv, Blind Tiger Comedy, Jokes Please! and more.
Vancouver has been hit with a rash of potential venue evictions so far in 2020. Red Gate Arts Society is attempting to raise money to pay for increased property taxes, and the Toast Collective recently threw a fundraiser to deal with major rent increases.