According to a recent Vancouver Sun article, Chinatown may have a dedicated food street if Tony Lam of the Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association gets his way.

A food street? Yes! Like an entire block filled with restaurants and food stalls. Sounds scrumptious.

Mr. Lam is proposing that the 100 block of Keefer Street be closed to traffic and packed with food options for residents and tourists alike.

“Chinatown is Vancouver’s historic district and attracts a lot of tourists, but after 6 p.m. everything shuts down. People are looking for places to eat, but there are not enough of them,” said Lam, quoted in the Sun.

We like the idea and it’s not just because we’re mega-foodies at BuzzBuzzHome.

So many famous cities across the globe, from New York to Hong Kong, have food streets and it just makes sense to promote the diversity of Vancouver’s cuisine in this way.

The food street idea has already been a success in the city’s metro area; Richmond’s Alexandra Road boasts a packed block of Asian and fusion cuisine. The major difference with the proposed food street on Keefer is that the block would be closed to traffic.

An article on the CBC website says that it will take between 5 and 10 years to implement the food street plan. Start the countdown to food street now!

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