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#81 sdwright.vic

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:50 AM

Sorry about my sarcasm... but we are not hosting the Olympics... not certain why the host country (even with the issues I have with the host country) should modify there Olympics to fit the time convienance for another?!?

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:12 AM

Sorry about my sarcasm... but we are not hosting the Olympics... not certain why the host country (even with the issues I have with the host country) should modify there Olympucs to fit the time convience for another?!?

 

Because all the money for them is in the TV rights.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:28 AM

^That statement does kind of work both ways though, don't it?
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 11:12 AM

Re-opening Monday, they hope.

 

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#85 stormy

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 01:46 AM

Couldn't get in Saturday at 7.30 pm.  They had reached full capacity.



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 08:44 AM

Update on their Facebook page today says that Sunday will be the last day of service

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 09:19 AM

I think this is one of several closures over the last decade.


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 09:24 AM

Update on their Facebook page today says that Sunday will be the last day of service

 

Damn. Where is Langford council going to hold their meetings then?!


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 09:29 AM

At the new hilltop maritime centre!
 

I am so sad to say goodbye to what has been an exceptional journey but excited and optimistic for what lies ahead.
We will all miss being here and being part of this neighbourhood and community.

I will update everyone soon but for now to answer the rumours- it is true. Sunday is our last day.

With great sadness, unwavering appreciation and the utmost gratitude,
Jessica


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 11:13 AM

Very sad to see this happen.
For so many people in this neighbour the pub has been a place to meet friends, celebrate, commiserate, or just hang out and see who comes in. There would always be someone there that you knew.
It had great staff and good food. It was everything your ‘local’ should be.
It was a community pub that gave back to the community. We will miss it.
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Posted 29 January 2021 - 06:30 PM

Legendary Langford pub will close it’s doors for good on Sunday

January 30, 2021

The legendary Ma Miller’s Pub in Langford will close its doors for good on Sunday night.

Owner Jessica confirmed the rumours on Friday that had started swirling online in regards to the popular watering hole shutting down for good.
 
 


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Posted 29 January 2021 - 06:40 PM

Owner Jessica confirmed the rumours on Friday that had started swirling online in regards to the popular watering hole shutting down for good.

 

“We are closing on Sunday due to our lease being up, and are not able to stay month to month at this time,” Barry said.

 

Barry declined to go into further details on how the negotiation process with the property owners played out and how things got to this point.

 

“Obviously we’re very sad and I wasn’t expecting to go anywhere. We all had big plans and big ideas for this next year and to not be able to have that is disheartening” She said.

 

The landlords declined to do an interview, but in an email said they and Barry simply could not reach an agreement on a lease renewal and that, despite online speculation, they have no plans for the building at this time.

 

Barry took over as the owner five years ago, but the pub’s history dates way further back than that.

 

 

 

I think this is one of several closures over the last decade.

 

 

 

 

i think the property owner has turned over tenants at least 3 times in the past 15 years.  someone else is likely to take over.


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#93 Mike K.

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 06:44 PM

It was a strip club for a short while, too.
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Posted 30 January 2021 - 06:11 AM

Ma Miller’s Pub in Langford is not renewing an agreement with the current operator.

 

Jessica Barry, who has operated the pub since 2016, confirmed Friday there was a “tenancy issue” with the landlord and her last day of operating the pub is Sunday.

 

It isn’t immediately known if the pub will close for a time after that, or continue under a new operator.

 

“We just want to let people know to come by and have a pint and say hello,” Barry said in an interview.

She did not want to elaborate on any issues with the landlord, saying only that she “wanted to stay” and “there was a notice we had to be out.”

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...ends-1.24274692

 

 

 

i'm not sure.  can you read between the lines here?   are they behind on rent at the end of their 5-year lease?


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Posted 30 January 2021 - 08:29 AM

 

i'm not sure.  can you read between the lines here?   are they behind on rent at the end of their 5-year lease?

An earlier telling of the story (albeit on Facebook) stated that the pub operators had been after the property owner to do some much needed upgrades to the facility in the process of negotiating a new lease ... and rather than discuss (or make) those upgrades, the property owner instead issued a letter stating that he would not be renewing their lease.

 

But it sure sounds like there's a bit more to the story than that? ... as all parties seem to have become particularly tight lipped with details since the initial story broke a couple of days ago.



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Posted 30 January 2021 - 08:43 AM


Ma Miller’s Pub in Langford is not renewing an agreement with the current operator.


Jessica Barry, who has operated the pub since 2016, confirmed Friday there was a “tenancy issue” with the landlord and her last day of operating the pub is Sunday.


It isn’t immediately known if the pub will close for a time after that, or continue under a new operator.


“We just want to let people know to come by and have a pint and say hello,” Barry said in an interview.

She did not want to elaborate on any issues with the landlord, saying only that she “wanted to stay” and “there was a notice we had to be out.”




https://www.timescol...ends-1.24274692




i'm not sure. can you read between the lines here? are they behind on rent at the end of their 5-year lease?


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#97 stormy

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Posted 30 January 2021 - 08:43 AM

Absolutely not! I wish people would stop coming up with suggestions of what went down.

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Posted 30 January 2021 - 08:43 AM

it’s almost always the same.

landlord does not want to spend on upgrades or maintenance. tenant doesn’t want to either.

such is the way it goes.

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Posted 30 January 2021 - 08:57 AM

There is always someone who wants to operate a bar. 


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#100 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 January 2021 - 08:59 AM

There is always someone who wants to operate a bar. 

 

yes.  that's the other thing.

 

landlord can just keep renting it out to the next interested party.



 



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