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Hilarious Kingsgate Mall satirical Twitter account becomes big hit

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 13, 2014 11:38 am

The run-down Kingsgate Mall at the intersection of Kingsway and East Broadway is getting some free publicity thanks to a satirical Twitter account that has gained popularity.

The Twitter account @KingsgateMall pokes fun at the 30+ store mini-shopping centre while also honouring its 30+ year presence in the neighbourhood.

The mall owners aren’t complaining as they currently do not have any social media presence, and they happen to have a good sense of humour with the tweets – they think it’s funny. Not to mention that any publicity is good publicity for a shopping centre like Kingsgate Mall and its outdated retailers and facilities.

Friends and students Michelle Hanley and Asha Wozny created the account and started tweeting just before the Christmas holidays. In less than a month, and with 121 tweets to date, the account already has more than 3,200 followers – more than three times as many as downtown Vancouver’s Pacific Centre.

See some of our favourite tweets made by the duo:



























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