Oh how this is so Vancouver!
Residents in trendy, condo-laden Yaletown — Vancouver’s definitive “lifestyle” neighbourhood of swanky bars, bronze bodies and designer dogs — are furious over plans for a 250-seat rooftop patio at the Opus Hotel. One local dweller fears the “open-air eatery” will draw hordes of Cactus Club-type people “yelling and goofing around and partying” long into the night.
Hoping to curb the rage of nearby condo strata councils, Opus proposes to “muffle” noise and visible drunkeness by way of a tent and bamboo perimeter. (Never fear, local voyeurs — the barrier will not obstruct your ability to see Van Damme snort a line at a room window, provided he chooses to snort a line at a room window.)
Residents argue their rights should come first since their homes went up before the Opus came and ruined Christmas.
Public hearings continue Tuesday, November 18 at City Hall. In total, 140 people are scheduled to speak. Unofficial estimates suggest the majority of those opposing the patio are Cactus Club-type people who bought into Yaletown for the precise purpose of yelling, goofing around and partying long into the night.
Residents of 212 and 283 Davie Street are encouraged to post comments.