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#1 larrobb

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:47 PM

a friend just called to cancel plans to go to the Monkey Tree Pub tonight, apparently there is a sign on the door saying "closed due to technical problems", or words to that effect. any idea why they're not open?

#2 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:54 PM

Could be technical problems.

#3 amor de cosmos

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 10:05 PM

yeah that's what I was going to say. It was closed due to technical difficulties.

#4 larrobb

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 10:44 PM

since 'technical problems' in this business range from suspension due to over serving to health hazards, i thought i'd pose the question. but nice deflections, the Monkey Tree has trained its followers well! and here i thought it was just due to something like a water problem.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 10:55 PM

it could have been anything from staff problems to a kitchen fire to health/safety/rat issues. It didn't look like there was a fire but it still could have been many things.

#6 aastra

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 12:03 PM

Wormhole?

#7 Holden West

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 11:57 AM

The Monkey Tree is on fire--McKenzie is blocked off while fire crews deal with it. It apparently started just prior to noon.
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#8 Mike K.

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:01 PM

So it'll definitely be closed tonight.

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#9 Holden West

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 01:26 PM

Looks like the fire was contained to the roof above the patio. The sign is ruined. They don't figure it started in the kitchen. Possibly a transformer.
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#10 KublaKhan

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 01:35 PM

since 'technical problems' in this business range from suspension due to over serving to health hazards, i thought i'd pose the question. but nice deflections, the Monkey Tree has trained its followers well! and here i thought it was just due to something like a water problem.


Well...technically, fire is a problem.

If it's a water problem, it's likely because there wasn't enough (QUICK...SAVE THE BEER!!) to put out a fire.

#11 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:31 PM

I only recently found out that Gord Card died a few months back. Strange. He was the owner.

#12 Holden West

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 09:54 PM

Fire at Monkey Tree Pub causes $200,000 damage.

Fire officials say the cause of the blaze - estimated to have caused $200,000 in damage - is still under investigation. One theory is that a cigarette was tossed into a cedar hedge that quickly burned and spread the fire to the pub building.

"What I can tell you is that it was an extreme fire that spread quickly through the soffits and to the external building ... Once the hedges got going, they went up fast, really fast," said Saanich assistant fire chief Todd Cave.


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#13 Ms. B. Havin

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:00 AM

^ wouldn't it be ironic if the cigarette was tossed into the hedges by a smoker who wasn't able to smoke on or too near the premises under the new rules?
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#14 Nparker

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:28 AM

Wouldn't it be ironic if the cigarette was tossed into the hedges by a smoker who wasn't able to smoke on or too near the premises under the new rules?


Ironic yes, forgivable no. I fail to understand why smokers feel the whole world is their ashtray. I have had to dodge carelessly tossed cigarettes, while walking down the sidewalk, on the street (when tossed out of car windows) and in all manner of other places such as public parks etc. I'd love to see smoking fines extended to cover everyone who doesn't properly extinguish and dispose of their cancer sticks in a trash can or similar place.
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#15 Mike K.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:16 AM

Given the amount of times you've dodged cigarettes, have you ever considered that people might be throwing them at you?

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#16 Nparker

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:52 AM

Given the amount of times you've dodged cigarettes, have you ever considered that people might be throwing them at you? ;)


Perhaps, but they are lucky the government has yet to enact my "no health care services for smokers" plan...yet.:cool:

#17 amor de cosmos

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:08 PM

^ wouldn't it be ironic if the cigarette was tossed into the hedges by a smoker who wasn't able to smoke on or too near the premises under the new rules?


I can think of something more ironic.... :P

#18 Zimquats

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 07:28 AM

Perhaps, but they are lucky the government has yet to enact my "no health care services for smokers" plan...yet.:cool:


I think the governement has it tabled right after "No health care for fat people" act.

Just a small word of advice...as you're hopping around downtown trying to avoid the cigarette butts flying at you, try to be carefull you don't bounce over one and accidently land on a needle. I know they aren't as bad as cigarette butts, but be careful just the same.

#19 Nparker

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:57 AM

When needles are as proliferate as cigarette butts on the streets, and the cost to society from IV drug usage is equal to that of tobacco usage, then I will concede to your point. Just because a highly addictive, deadly substance is legal doesn't make it morally superior to illegal substances .

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 07:13 PM

Monkey Tree Pub has finally updated their signage, looks much more urban and less... well... tacky. Now if they'd paint the exterior of their building a more urban colour, I imagine it's get people to go in and see if things have changed.

I drive by it twice a day, every weekday and have never set foot in it. And it's technically my 'neighbourhood pub' I suppose. Don't know if it's even kid-friendly. It's such an odd location and entrance!

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