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Here’s what’s happening at the corner of Glanford Avenue at Vanalman Avenue in Saanich

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A former automotive service centre in Saanich has been transformed into an elaborate fast food eatery and it has people talking.

Over the past few weeks, various Reddit users have posted to the online forum, questioning the ongoing construction at the old Glanford Auto Service garage at 4233 Glanford Avenue.

It turns out the cast and crew of the new Syfy series Reginald the Vampire are filming locally and have turned the site into a movie set, a source tells Victoria Buzz.

Formerly painted grey, the building has been renovated with pastel blues and yellows and now sports a ‘Slushy Shack’ sign out front.

Inspired by the Fat Vampire novels, Syfy says the comedy will star Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Jacob Batalon as Reginald Baskin, a plump vampire who’s surrounded by “beautiful, fit and vain vampires.”

According to Creative BC—a non-profit responsible for promoting and developing BC’s creative industries—the show began filming in November and should conclude sometime this March.

Once production wraps, the set will likely be restored to its roots as developers eye a convenience store and gas bar for the corner lot.

We kind of hope to see the funky building stick around—a future Sonic or Shake Shack, maybe?

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