Iconic grocery described as most photographed store in Vancouver is up for sale

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      One of the oldest surviving neighbourhood stores in Vancouver is on the block.

      Vernon Drive Grocery is more than 100 years old, and has earned its own share of fame.

      According to photo blog Storefront Vancouver, there are “countless photos of the old store” online.

      “Without a doubt the most photographed corner store in Vancouver must be Vernon Drive Grocery in Strathcona,” the site noted in a two-year-old post.

      The photo blog also stated that “it looks like not much has changed about the place in many decades!”

      “If you happen to stop by the store around sunset you could be transported back in time to Fred Herzog's Vancouver when corner stores and their colourful signage where everywhere,” Storefront Vancouver related. “The place is pretty old as buildings on the property date from 1901.”

      The site also has the history of the store.

      “A City Directory search found the store had been home to numerous businesses over the years,” according to Storefront Vancouver. “In 1915 it was John Craig Confectionary, in 1936 it was BH Corkill Grocer, and in 1952 it was Tom and Gwen Confectionary and Grocer.”

      Vernon Drive Grocery is part of a $2.5 million listing that includes a two-storey character home.

      The entire property that has the store and home is located at the southeast corner of Vernon Drive and East Georgia Street.

      Located across Vernon Drive is Admiral Seymour Elementary School.

      “The opportunities presented by this unique property are endless,” according to the listing by Sheldon Coxford of The Residential Group Realty.

      Coxford noted that the property is a 53.5 x 66-foot lot.

      According to Coxford, the 700 Vernon Drive property is “in the hip neighbourhood of Strathcona”.