A ton of great vintage furniture in fantastic condition. If you every fantasized about making your home look like it is straight out of mad men, this is the store to visit.
This has been the worst place I have ever lived in after over a year of paying my rent on time every month we went month to month for a 3 month period and the rent was increased from 800 to 970 and then after that period ended we get a notice on our door that rent will be increased to 1360. So within a 4 month period of being month to month the rent has almost doubled and we have paid our rent on time every month for the last year and 3 months. The apartments are very lower class and they are very dirty with garbage everywhere outside the fences are falling apart and they will fine you for just about anything you can think of. This is one of the worst places to live in Vancouver and if you are willing to spend 1300+$ a month then please for the love of god move to a better place.
These apartments are really small and the walls are paper thin...you can hear everything your neighbors do. Cindy is the landlord, though not the owner and she doesn't live on site. She is nice enough when you move in but be prepared for a different story when you move out! a portion of your deposit is non refundable for cleaning...normal enough...but they don't apply that to the actual cleaning...they charge extra for things like the drip pans on your stove...we are talking $40 to replace those...I've never lived somewhere where that isn't covered by the non refundable cleaning portion...if you question anything Cindy will become rude and hang up on you. I have a friend who also lived there and had similar experiences...even went so far as to leave a nasty voicemail and then forgot to disconnect and went on for 5 minutes bad mouthing him and how she was going to charge him extra on his move out inspection. Stay away...if it wasn't for her I would give more stars...other than the thin walls they are clean...but small small living rooms
CONS: NOISE, NOISE, NOISEThese so-called “luxury” apartments have no soundproofing. Noise issues #1: You hear everything in the halls Noise issue #2: And every step of your upstairs neighbor. Not just every step, but the entire apartment literally shakes if they run around up there, which mine seem to do often. You can even hear them cooking in the kitchen and taking a shower.Noise issue #3: The highway is RIGHT NEXT to the apartments. You'll definitely hear it (even with windows closed) and smell it in every room too (don't open the windows). Trucks love to use their air-breaks near this complex for some reason.Noise issue #4: Despite this being a brand new apartment, built about a year ago, the refrigerator and heaters makes loud crackling noises every now and then for some reason.Other problems:The management folks are very nice people but VERY SLOW to respond. You may not hear from them for 2 weeks unless you prompt them again. Oh, and did I mention the CONSTANT power outages? You'll be sitting in the dark when that happens, sometimes for hours. Not the apartment's real fault, but hey, it's all part of being in the area. So you might as well know about it.Also, the amazing people that designed these "luxury" apartments forgot one thing: make sure that the dishwasher door can open all the way and not be irreversibly stopped by the oven on the way down, because it HARD TO LOAD AND UNLOAD ANYTHING WITH A PARTIALLY CLOSED DOOR! Did anyone check that before renting these units? Furthermore, when I moved in the apartment was not thoroughly cleaned by any means. For instance, the washing machine's liquid detergent entry bay was caked in a thick layer of the previous tenant's disgusting goo.Finally, the hot water heater gives you only enough hot water for one person to take an average length shower. If you use the dishwasher or the washing machine the same day, you'll barely have enough for yourself. The hot water heater is also rated at over $500/year, definitely not economical for its size by any means.PROS: Brand new. Clean (other than the stuff they forgot to clean, that is). Nice area nearby the apartments (in terms of being close to stores and a good community). Nice neighbors (no "iffy" folks here).If it wasn't for the constant noise from the neighbors and highway I might've stayed here.
NEVER EVER IN A MILLION YEARS MOVE HERE UNDER THIS MANAGEMENT!!! They are not friendly here, they will be nice to your face then turn around and stab you in the back. They take their time coming to fix things, this is a non smoking apartment complex, but the management spends more time outside on the sidewalk smoking then actually doing their job. They erase your maintenance request messages if you leave them over night (on a non emergency of course). You make any kind of noise you will get a call or a notice mailed to you. Sometimes they send over their kids/grandkids to fake check on you. They even go through your mailbox to see who gets mail at your place and then if anyone that is not on the lease their mail shows up in your mailbox they will force you to put them on your lease. Having someones mail in your box doesn't mean you know that person if they are not on your lease!!! They don't switch the water over in your name right away and then they try to ask you for more money then what should be owed.This is a very poor managed place and hope to GOD no one moves here!!!!
I have been to several Charlotte Russe's in my time; never have I been as pleased with any sort of retail service. The DM was in the store and the manager was busy pleasing the DM. The one sales associate that was there was so helpful!! She picked out an entire outfit for me after I rejected the first several.Even as the store got busy, the sales associate made sure to check in with me. Not only was it not annoying, it was helpful! I was very pleased.