Demolition underway of Vancouver’s iconic 3 Vets

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After 70 years in business, family-run outdoor equipment store 3 Vets closed its doors for good in December 2017.

The 3 Vets building on Yukon Street has sat dormant since closing in December 2017. Demolition finally began this week, with a backhoe making short work of the concrete and metal structure. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Since then, the building on 2200 Yukon St. has sat dormant while a development application for a four-storey project featuring light industrial use on the first and second storeys and general office use on the remaining floors worked its way through the maze of city planning bureaucracy.

Demolition of the 3 Vets building finally began this week, with a backhoe making short work of the concrete and metal structure.

This video covers the last days of 3 Vets:

3 Vets closes up shop

Beloved outdoor store 3 VETS gets ready to call it a day after 70 years in business. We pay the store and its owners, Jerry and Keith Wolfman, a heartfelt visit during the shop's final days.

Posted by Vancouver Courier News on Friday, December 1, 2017

 

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