Disappearing Vancouver: Rumpus Room diner may move again as Main Street property listed for $5.5 million

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      Vancouver diner Rumpus Room may have to find new digs again.

      The funky establishment operates at a ground floor space at 2301 Main Street property, where it reopened in 2018.

      Now the property is for sale.

      The lot at the northwest corner of Main Street and East 7th Avenue has been listed for $5.5 million.

      Rumpus Room shuttered its previous location at 2689 Main Street in 2014, when this site was redeveloped for new housing and retail.

      The Straight sought comment from operators of the retro-themed diner in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, and has yet to hear about their plans.

      [Update: Rumpus Room owner David Duprey responded this afternoon, and indicated that the establishment has a "very long lease" at the building. The lease transfers with the sale, Duprey said.] 

      A listing on the site apartmentblocks.ca notes that the 2301 Main Street property, where Rumpus Room is located, sits two blocks from the future Main Street station of the Broadway subway.

      The NAI Commercial listing also stated that the construction of the subway could “potentially prompt a refresh” of the official community plan of Mount Pleasant.

      This may result in an “upzone once the construction begins in order to accommodate future growth”.

      “Mount Pleasant has seen tremendous growth from young millennials looking for accessibility to downtown without losing the legacy feel of Vancouver,” according to the listing.

      A listing on the realtor.ca site notes that the property has homes on the second floor of the 1905-era building.

      Rumpus Room served clients at its previous location at 2689 Main Street starting in August 2012.

      After it closed in 2014, the diner reopened four years later at 2301 Main Street, the former location of The Foundation vegetarian restaurant.

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