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The Only Restaurant, 1912

Photo: Steve Bosch/Vancouver Sun. 1912 The Only Restaurant Not only an eatery. The iconic Downtown Eastside restaurant The Only opened on Hastings in 1912 and survived until 2009, when it closed amid allegations of drug dealing on its premises.
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 Photo: Steve Bosch/Vancouver Sun.Photo: Steve Bosch/Vancouver Sun.

1912

The Only Restaurant

Not only an eatery. The iconic Downtown Eastside restaurant The Only opened on Hastings in 1912 and survived until 2009, when it closed amid allegations of drug dealing on its premises. In 2011 the non-profit Portland Hotel Society was planning to reopen the restaurant in its original location, with its original menu.

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