Save the Waldorf Hotel
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Save the Waldorf Hotel

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      Gen Why Media

NEW ACTION: SEND A LETTER TO SOLTERRA USING OUR EMAIL TOOL 

Vancouver’s East Vancouver Waldorf Hotel is being forced to shut-down after being sold to condo developer titan, Soltera Group.The Waldorf Hotel, as we know it, is being forced to close Jan 20th

Waldorf Productions must be given the opportunity to sign a long-term lease if it is to be saved. The development company Solterra Group so far isn’t budging as they sprawl across the city making our community more cold and costly.

Despite Waldorf Productions efforts Solterra has ignored requests to negotiate fair terms of a new lease.

To save the Waldorf we need as many people as possible to send Solterra Group a message now using this email tool: http://genwhymedia.ca/savethewaldorf

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East Vancouver’s cultural institution the Waldorf Hotel has been sold to real estate development company forcing imminent closure.

The Waldorf Hotel re-opened its doors on October 31, 2010 with a vision: create a welcoming cultural hub in the heart of East Vancouver. Prior to this, the complex, which was built in 1947, had seen better days, and was just one of many dilapidated Eastside dive bars. But in the summer of 2010, a 15-year lease was signed by a group of partners led by Thomas Anselmi, Ernesto Gomez, Scott Cohen, and Daniel Fazio. They proceeded at great financial and sweat equity costs, with no assistance from the landlord, to restore the building to its former glory.

A restaurant, hotel rooms, a world renowned tiki bar, two nightclub spaces, a recording studio, and an art gallery were housed under the re-imagined Waldorf’s roof. 

During its tenure, institutions like the Cheaper Show, the East Side Culture Crawl, the New Forms Festival, the Polaris Music Prize, the Presentation House Gallery, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Vancouver International Film Festival all held events at the Waldorf. And the city’s top culture producers like Black Mountain, Douglas Coupland, Rodney Graham, Grimes, Japandroids, Michael Turner, and Paul Wong all headlined events there as well.

The Waldorf will be vacated on Sunday, January 20, 2013.

via Scout Magazine

COMBINING PETITIONS: 

As w'ere both campaigning in support of the Waldorf and the arts and culture scene in Vancouver, I've joined forces with Timothy Kraumanis. We've linked our petitions together to show how many people support the preservation of important cultural institutions in the city. Here is the link to  Timothy Kraumanis's petition page: http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/gregor-robertson-deny-rezoning-of-the-waldorf-hotel-site-to-condo-development

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    @CoryMonteith

    Jan 14, 2013

    the @waldorfhotel , a cultural bastion for the city of Vancouver, is in imminent danger of being turned into condos. Sign the petition!

    Cory Monteith
    1.42M followers

    Reasons for signing

      • 10 months ago

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    • Alexandra Estevez SAN PEDRO SULA, HONDURAS
      • about 1 year ago

      Because is a cultural bastion for the city of Vancouver

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    • Maria Segouli IOANNINA, GREECE
      • about 1 year ago

      I'm doing this because an incredible person told me it was very important since this place is so special, so it's all for him!

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    • Audrey Kapeleris TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because history needs to be protected. And Vancouver has enough condos.

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    • Emily Mangafas HAUPPAUGE, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      cory

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