Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Jimi Hendrix Shrine

On 20 July 2009, Vincent Fodera, owner of 207 Union Street, celebrated the conversion of the building into a shrine for the music legend Jimi Hendrix. The small building, now used as a common room for the Creekside Student Residence which faces onto Main Street, was once apparently associated with Vie's Chicken and Steak House, a famous restaurant owned by one of the key members of Vancouver's black community. Vie and her husband Robert ran this East End institution for three decades — it was Hogan's Alley's most prominent black-owned business. Recalling the presence of the Hendrix family in the old neighbourhood, Fodera opened the shrine up to the public for this special event.

Three short video interviews with Fodera by AHA Media can be found here: one, two and three. And there is an article from the Vancouver Courier here. (Both incorrectly spell his surname, which is "Fodera" rather than "Fedora.")


Blogger nikky_1975 said...

as owner of the shrine I like to thanks everybody and the fans I am working on biuling a little park with a stage and statueof jimi in the back by the parkin lot everybody comments welcome vincent at jonny_smith-928@hotmail.com thanks vincent fodera

September 16, 2009  
Blogger nikky_1975 said...

thanks to the fans we are biulding a park beside it with a stage a statue and quitarre fence donations welcome vincent 604 6690377

September 16, 2009  
Blogger nikky_1975 said...

The jimi hendrix shrine museum is now open in summer june 1st sept 1st from 1pm to 6 pm mon to sat free admission

July 08, 2010  
Blogger steedman187 said...

last.year.on.Jimi's.birthday.I.played.at.the.shrine.and.had.a.wonderful.time,...me.and.all.of.my.friends.sat.and.listened.to.all.of.the.musicians.that.showed.up.to.pay.tribute.to.the.guitar.god...we.watched.videos.and.drank.freely.and.mingled.with.the.other.Jimi.fans.there...I.hope.to see.more.people.there.this,year...to.eat.all.of.the.good.chicken(southern-fried!).

November 22, 2010  
Blogger a said...


Local independent film is looking to fill the role of a Jimi Hendrix Impersonator/Street Preacher in a feature film titled To:Hope, From: Here. The character appears in two scenes: once as a voice over delivering a sermon, and a second time performing one of Hendrix’s songs in a solo scene.

The role will require 1 day of shooting in early March 2011, and the actor will be paid for their work.

Auditions will take place on Tuesday March 1st from 7-10pm in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Interested performers are requested to perform one Hendrix song (in costume if possible) for the audition. Both performers who play live, and who lip-sync are encouraged to audition. Actors who have never taken on a Hendrix identity before are also encouraged to audition.

Please email fromhendrixtohope@gmail.com for an audition time and location.

February 14, 2011  
Blogger Jonathon said...

I have Jimi memorabilia and a good command of his guitar style (performed on a white "Woodstock" Stratocaster created by the Fender custom shop and vintage pedals,etc.). I wonder if I could contribute in any small way to your project - and especially help build Jimi's reputation to one of respectability to the "average" person out there. He was a cultural treasure!

October 29, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have created a page for your shrine on my Vancouver page at, http://www.leespage.ca/h/tra/ca/bc/va/hs.html and put a link to your page, http://hogansalleyproject.blogspot.com/2009/07/jimi-hendrix-shrine.html , at the bottom of my page under Related Websites.
If you want any of this changed, or removed, let me know.

February 16, 2012  

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