Saturday, 28 May 2011

The Only

A few months ago this iconic 1951 sign was removed. 
I saw the crew take it down but didn't expect it to be put back. 
The only question now is, 'will there be a restaurant attached to it?' 

10 comments :

cj gordon said...

The best two reasons to be in that block.The Only and Wo Fats Bakery.Almond cookies from heaven.Have you got any pics of the alley restaurants? The Orange Door,Grey Door,and Green Door.That goes back a few years so they're probably gone by now.

Virginia said...

That's a funny name I think! Odd to see clams on the menu. Here it would be SHRIMP! Yummmm
V

altadenahiker said...

It's a great sign, but like Virg, I don't get the name. Is it "The Only" as in the one and only, or "The Only Seafoods" as in don't bother for asking for anything other than fish, oysters, or clams.

Kitty said...

oh I visited your beautiful city for a few days years ago and loved the downtown signage. It was super cool. Unfortunately it was before I had a camera.

Very neat sign, Wayne!

Wayne said...

Oh for Pete's sake!

I've done my research. The owners or the owners kids are still around. It means, they 'only' serve seafood. They were famous for their clam chowder and fish and chips which is all I ever had there.

The sign went up in 1951 which makes it almost as old as me.

RedPat said...

Looks like they did a fine job restoring the sign!

Ken said...

Awesome colors on that sign. Enjoying your blog and each day I'm learning a bit more of Vancouver. Thanks to you.
Bon Weekend !

Bob Crowe said...

So the old restaurant was closed, the sign got taken down, restored and put back, and there's still no restaurant. There must be a purpose here somewhere.

TheChieftess said...

1951 was a very good year...

Love the sign!!! So glad it's back up again!!!

Wayne said...

cj, I don't know anyone who would go into one of those alleys now.