With its high-profile location at the corner of Highway 99 and Lake Placid Road the former Players Chophouse restaurant building should be a lucrative place to do business. But over the last few years it has had three tenants — Morgan's, Players Chophouse and most recently Doc Brannigan's, which despite the best efforts of a group of Whistler business people didn't last.
Large empty commercial properties lead to talk of repurposing spaces
Driving into the centre of Whistler, visitors must first pass the original home of the resort, Whistler Creekside, where now-prominent citizens worked as young lifties in a laidback hippie community that is consigned to history. Thanks to its location four kilometres south of the village, the first runs of the resort one sees are Creekside's, but one first has to see past vacancy and for sale signs because filling large commercial spaces in the area remains a challenge.