Eaton’s Marine Room restaurant, 515 West Hastings, 1954
Now Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings was originally Spencer’s Department Store, and then Eaton’s and Sears before becoming SFU’s downtown campus.
Two years before this postcard was produced, Jim Munro and his twenty year-old bride Alice relocated from Ontario to a pink stucco house on Arbutus Street across from Kitsilano Beach because Jim got a job at Eaton’s. After a decade in Vancouver, the couple moved to Victoria and opened Munro’s Books, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The couple is no longer together, but he’s still running the store and she’s now a Nobel Laureate. For a taste of how the city came across in her stories, see “Alice Munro’s Vancouver.”
Source: Blizzy63 via flickr