A satirical Twitter account celebrating East Vancouver's aging Kingsgate Mall has become an unexpected online hit.
Michelle Hanley and Asha Wozny started tweeting as @kingsgatemall a few weeks ago and have nearly 2,000 followers.
Their tweets sing the praises of the Mount Pleasant landmark, and poke fun at its discount clothing stores and dreary vibe.
"We're big fans of the place, but it's definitely a mall with character," said Hanley.
Wow another exciting day at Kingsgate Mall pic.twitter.com/uQ8jQYphgR— KINGSGATE MALL (@kingsgatemall) December 23, 2013
Did you know we often have seniors days? Free tea and cookies, and there's a real live Elvis impersonator!!— KINGSGATE MALL (@kingsgatemall) December 27, 2013
Mall leaseholders think the attention is funny
Hanley and Wozny say some people have mistaken them for mall spokespeople.
"I've just been waiting for a cease and desist letter, or something, since this has started, but I've heard nothing from the management at all," said Hanley.
Representatives of Beedie Development Group, the leaseholders for the mall, say they're aware of the account and think it's funny.
wow some great stickers and temporary tattoos you can buy for just $1 from kingsgate mall! What's your favourite? pic.twitter.com/cUCaJ6TiHM— KINGSGATE MALL (@kingsgatemall) December 28, 2013
DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE AN ELEVATOR? WE DIDN'T EITHER— KINGSGATE MALL (@kingsgatemall) January 7, 2014
wow some terrific glamour shots just like the ones you can get at Kingsgate Mall!!! pic.twitter.com/2Dh5jeNIy2— KINGSGATE MALL (@kingsgatemall) December 29, 2013
ITS BOXING DAY COME DOWN TO KINGSGATE MALL AND BUY YOURSELF WHAT YOU REALLY WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS. A VELOUR TRACKSUIT! NOW ON SALE!!!!— KINGSGATE MALL (@kingsgatemall) December 26, 2013
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