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#341 Spy Black

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 07:12 AM

I do not remember those buildings at all.

It's from a distance, but you can see the weird little courtyard and semi-circle of buildings that became the Bounty Hunters headquarters immediately to the east of the Scott Block's rather large parking lot:

https://www.google.c...jwQMygAegQIARAR


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#342 nutsinmay

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 05:56 PM

Cool, interesting.



#343 29er Radio

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 11:23 AM

Classic Dive Bar - FOE on View Street


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#344 Mike K.

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 12:03 PM

FOE?

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#345 Nparker

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 12:04 PM

Friends of Everybody?



#346 Matt R.

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 12:16 PM

Fraternal Order of Eagles

There is/was one on Esquimalt at Head when I was a pup as well. Right by the bus stop.

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#347 Mike K.

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 04:05 PM

Where is this place?

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#348 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 04:15 PM

Where Hermanns is now.



#349 Mike K.

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 04:23 PM

Oh I see, there’s a new bar in the former Hermann’s space, or do we mean View Street Social is no longer?

I don’t keep tabs on the downtown bar scene like I once used to.
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#350 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 04:26 PM

FOE and Army/Navy were decades ago.


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#351 Mike K.

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 04:28 PM

Ok, got it.

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#352 LJ

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 06:39 PM

FOE and Army/Navy were decades ago.

Ah yes, the hug and slug.


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#353 pontcanna

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 07:17 PM

Fraternal Order of Eagles

There is/was one on Esquimalt at Head when I was a pup as well. Right by the bus stop.

 

It's still going - reportedly fairly successfully, too. Plus they have decent beer :)


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Posted 26 January 2022 - 10:00 PM

There was a magic time in the late 1970s when two restaurants in Market Square featured world-class jazz pianists.  Kosta's, downstairs on the inner courtyard, featured the brilliant and sophisticated George Essihos, with the equally brilliant and soulful Louise Rose, newly arrived in town, playing Stewart's, which was upstairs where Famoso Neapolitan Pizza is located.  No cover charge, and those were the days of silly liquor laws that meant restaurants had to ask if you intended to eat (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) before they could serve you drinks.  I think you were OK as long as there was a menu on the table–I know for a fact that we drank a lot more than we ate, and the music was sublime.


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#355 Redd42

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 08:50 PM

The Carlton Club it seems to be no more and has joined the realm of "old nightclubs":

 

https://www.facebook...arltonproject42

 

There was a garage sale of sorts selling off the contents yesterday.


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#356 Spy Black

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Posted 10 April 2022 - 09:08 PM

Those couches have such a amalgam of various diseases, viruses, and bacteria swirling around inside them ... sitting in one for even 5 minutes actually cures COVID!



#357 FogPub

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Posted 11 April 2022 - 01:24 AM

Huh - and here I thought the Carlton had disappeared years ago, if not decades.



#358 Mike K.

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Posted 11 April 2022 - 07:00 AM

Nope, it was forced to cease operations along with other nightclubs. A local real estate developer has purchased it and is turning the space into an arts hub temporarily.
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#359 Redd42

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Posted 11 April 2022 - 09:01 AM

According to their Facebook page, the Carlton was operating up to Dec 2021, though only on weekends.

 

Has the developer bought the entire property - there a couple of other little businesses there.

 

Not sure I would describe a wrestling academy as an arts hub.


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#360 Mike K.

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Posted 11 April 2022 - 12:07 PM

According to their Facebook page, the Carlton was operating up to Dec 2021, though only on weekends.

 

Has the developer bought the entire property - there a couple of other little businesses there.

 

Not sure I would describe a wrestling academy as an arts hub.

 

It's not a wrestling academy, but someone does want to run a wrestling clinic from the shared space, it looks like.

 

Yes, the developer has purchased the entire complex (purchased last spring), including three retail units that front Esquimalt Road. More details here: https://victoria.cit...-redevelopment/


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