CVA 99-3455 – The Original Old Country Fish and Chips store [6 East Hastings Street], 1923, Stuart Thomson photo.
This fish and chip shop is just a couple of doors up East Hastings from where the legendary ‘The Only’ Seafood would later thrive (The Only was at 20 East Hastings). I don’t know whether the Old Country Fish & Chips was in fact a predecessor to The Only, but it seems to me to have been at least a sort of spiritual ancestor (for more on this question, see comment below from the author of ChangingCity
(The prices are at least as mouth-watering as I suspect was the food: 25 cents got you a plate of fish & chips!)
Liberty Market at 6 East Hastings St. 2015. Author’s photo,
Interior of The Only Seafood (no longer visible, sadly). 2014. Author’s photo (taken from outside the former restaurant through a pre-blackened window).