In 2006, I4PG discovered a historical site in Nanaimo’s downtown core. In the 1930’s, 40’s and early 50’s Louis Armstrong and many other famous big bands played the Pygmy Pavilion. In the 1950’s the building was fully converted to the Fiesta Bowling Lanes and in 1969 the now famous “F” for Fiesta was placed on its roof top perch as a symbolic reference to Nanaimo’s cultural history. The “F” was restored and fitted into the exterior structure of STUDIO NA as a permanent reminder of the importance the Pygmy Pavilion and Fiesta Bowling Lanes have in the history of Nanaimo. Built around a stunning outdoor courtyard, this 4-storey 74 unit mixed-use community includes modern condominium homes and 10 stylish live/work studios that features an art gallery and other funky retail shops.