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#161 Nparker

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:23 AM

It smacks of desperation.

Has anyone advised the mayor of this? Desperation is kinda her thing.


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#162 Jackerbie

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:43 PM

The only thing Swans has going for it is that it's a short walk when the Drake is full.



#163 Hotel Mike

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:16 AM

I agreed that they have now uglified the glass section. 


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#164 zoomer

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 06:23 PM

The glassed in patio has to go and be replaced with a more inviting outdoor one. Not like they need the extra seats lately, and who wants to sit in a greenhouse?

Yates Street Taphouse also needs to get rid of theirs. Dated, old, moldy and ugly. But enough about me..
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#165 zoomer

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:16 PM

New paint job - pastels finally out of style.  Let's hope the flower baskets come back in the spring.

 

My pic:

 

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#166 Coreyburger

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:20 PM

New paint job - pastels finally out of style.  Let's hope the flower baskets come back in the spring.

 

I doubt they will - the metal holders were removed earlier this year, likely as they intruded onto the already limited sidewalk space.



#167 zoomer

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:25 PM

Flower baskets, or pots I guess on the windows, as shown here.


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#168 Brantastic

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:39 PM

Vast improvement, and looks ultra sexy next to the Janion.



#169 Coreyburger

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 10:26 PM

Flower baskets, or pots I guess on the windows, as shown here.


Those are the holders that were removed earlier this year

#170 FogPub

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 12:51 AM

The inside renos are awful - they took out the best part (the alcove that was to the right of the old entrance as you went in; for many years my go-to place), moved the entrance, and turned the old alcove, entry hall, and restaurant/private-party section into a sort of ugly unappealing stand-up bar area.

 

Thus far they've left the rest of it alone I think, though it's been a while since I stopped in.  The glassed-in patio should be melded with the pub itself somehow - punch out the intervening walls where they can and just leave whatever support is required to hold the building up.



#171 Benezet

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

There a sign on the door of Swans that says closed for renovations, reopening March.

#172 Jackerbie

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:04 AM

There a sign on the door of Swans that says closed for renovations, reopening March.

 

According to the building permit, they'll be removing portions of two non-structural partition walls near the kitchen entrance



#173 Jackerbie

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 02:24 PM

If you haven't had the chance to drop by, photos of the reno are posted online: https://bc.thegrowle...-swans-brewpub/


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#174 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 03:26 PM

I don't see any of Michael Williams' art collection.


"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail


#175 sdwright.vic

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:04 PM

^That's been gone for quite awhile
Predictive text and a tiny keyboard are not my friends!

#176 SimonH

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 08:22 PM

Looks good I'll give them a second chance.

 



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