Note: The sign atop the structure seems most likely to refer to the “Grand Army of United Veterans”. This was one of a number of veterans groups that formed following the Great War. The GAUV formed a soldiers’ political party in the 1920 BC provincial election. “Under the leadership of Ex-Sergeant Harry Flynn in Toronto, the League demanded a $2,000 gratuity for soldiers who had been to the front, and lesser amounts for other veterans. The United Veterans began its Vancouver organization in November 1919 led by President Jimmy Robinson… with Comrade Carrol… as secretary. The RNWMP feared that they might draw support…from the radical section of the union movement.” (Elizabeth Ann Lees, Problems of Pacification: Veterans’ Groups in Vancouver, 1919-1922. M.A. Thesis, SFU, 1985, pp 83-84).The interior of the cafe looks to me like a classier version of the Ovaltine Cafe (near the NE corner of Hastings and Main). The principal feature that reminds me of the Ovaltine are the wooden booths!
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