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Tally-Ho Hotel | 3020 Douglas Street | Hotel CLOSED, pub/cafe to close in Feb 2017


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#41 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:00 PM

Closing with no notice to the public is bizarre.

 

On Friday 51 rooms were rentable, but on Saturday they are so far gone they might never re-open?  That's pretty odd hotel management.   Unless your main goal is to oust a union, that is, and you are looking for the right 6-month window.  Can we think of any other hotels that closed like this?  Even the Victoria Plaza had monthly renters until it finally shut totally.  The Red Lion has monthly renters in the off-season.  So does a lot of the Gorge hotels and even some Inner Harbour ones like the Admiral.



#42 Mike K.

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:02 PM

Monthly renters, AirBnB, all sorts of opportunities were at their disposal.

 

In 2013 the TC reported that the entire complex had undergone a renovation. Their story was light on details but did management throw money at a hotel upgrade only to have it closed three years later with no plans for its future? Seems odd.


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#43 JoshRH

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:06 PM

It would be surprising if this was truly a union-busting tactic, and not a single employee took this to the media in the past weeks. Without any employees crying foul or refuting management's story, it's hard to take issue with it. 


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:13 PM

It would be surprising if this was truly a union-busting tactic, and not a single employee took this to the media in the past weeks. Without any employees crying foul or refuting management's story, it's hard to take issue with it. 

 

Read my link a few posts back.  

 

http://www.mbwlaw.ca..._jim_Dorsey.pdf   pdf***

 

This is the same ownership that hired people as (illegal) "no-voters", and hired employees to conduct illegal straw polls among staff.  The same ownership that closed the pub, but served liquor from the lounge and let patrons go to the un-staffed pub area to consume it.  Some odd busting tactics last time, for sure.



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:29 PM

I can tell you my source has know about this for at least a month; says the health department had a bit to do with this as the rooms have a mold issue according to him. My source is in the food and bevie industry, but not at the Tally-Ho.
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#46 Mike K.

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 02:52 PM

It's good to see the mainstream media is on top of this.

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#47 johnk

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 03:04 PM

It's good to see the mainstream media is on top of this.


They need to put cub reporter Jimmy Olson on the story.
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#48 Mike K.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:39 PM

The hotel component closed last October. Now the whole facility will shut down.

 

Tally-Ho complex to close after 56-years in business

http://victoria.citi...rs-in-business/


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:49 PM

They cut ties with their GM back in December.



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 02:42 PM

October 2, 2016:

 

He is considering several options for the space, from renovation to a totally new business, but he said a sale is unlikely.

 

“The property was listed for sale for the first part of the year and we found there was really not a lot of interest in keeping the business open,” he said. “It’s now off the market.”

 

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, the upstairs bar was packed with Seattle Seahawks fans. The Hideaway Café downstairs was also filled with brunchers.

 

“It’s business as usual for us. I’m booking bands into June,” bar manager Linda Regan said.

 

 

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.KSN4dS6b.dpuf



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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:34 PM

The Farewell Final Weekend for the historic Tally-Ho will be February 17th - 19th!! Join us Friday, Saturday and Sunday for your final visit to both the Tally-Ho Sports Bar and the Hideaway Cafe!! The entire weekend will be NO COVER so everyone can come to Victoria's best Farewell Party!

 

Friday Night Feb. 17th will be the ROCK N' ROLL FAREWELL NIGHT! Kooler will headline the night, along with appearances by various local rock n' roll past performers!! Kooler will take the stage at 9pm! Arrive early!

 

Before lights dim for the last time on Sunday, the Deb Rhymer Band will host the region's biggest FAREWELL BLUES BASH & JAM!! Deb will be joined by a variety of local blues artists, including Jason Buie and Bill Johnson! Doors open at 1pm, the stage comes alive from 2pm - 8pm! Join us to celebrate 56 years, and raise one more glass!!

 

Join us Friday and Sunday for Victoria's best music, and enjoy hourly food and drink specials!!

 

 



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 09:36 AM

Last two days for Tally Ho!

 

TC article says the building will be demolished next year.  Bar manager Linda is moving to Save on Foods Centre.  She also says the new space will not incorporate live music, which is funny, because the owner said a few weeks ago he had no idea what he was doing with the property.  Maybe he only knows what he's not going to do with it.



 



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