Vancouver- An LA Without Status Groceries

Loyola law professor Karl Manheim is quoted in today’s New York Times saying this about Vancouver, where he owns a small getaway condo:

Vancouver is one of the greatest cities in the world. It has the critical mass to provide the cultural diversity that makes any city great, but it’s more manageable than most American cities. In addition, there’s something very attractive about its infrastructure. Take the library, for instance. It has a cafe inside. You see things like that here, and you get the sense that everything is just a little more civilized… The only thing it really lacks is a Trader Joe’s.

It’s like I always say: you can take the Angeleno out of the quasi-bohemian-consumer-fetish sphere, but you can’t take the quasi-bohemian consumer fetish out of the Angeleno.