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I will not back down. Bill Bard had provided karaoke at 70 Below for over 10 years.
Former city councillor Jeet Manhas, who is currently running for the BC Liberals in the provincial election, convinced council to reconsider the item after Belland gave him a tour of the property. For him it means the loss of a livelihood.
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He said he has received offers from several nanakmo to help out or be involved and is grateful for the support. Nanaimo has been without a gay space since February when the gay bar 70 Below was shut down after a dispute between the bar owners and the property company over noise and other complaints.
On Feb 25 the staff at 70 Below in Nanaimo came to work to find the doors boarded up, and the locks changed. Spend as much of our money as they can.
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I would say the majority of the gay community nanaino to that rather than the bar. Having grown up in Calgary, he made the move back to Canada and to Victoria eight years ago.
Diamant said he took note of the pub culture in Victoria and the love for local draft beers and relaxed settings. In eight nights he collected atures. Socrates Diamant, the owner of The Vicious Poodle, has been in the restaurant business for years and ran a couple of gay bars in New York City.
Will level 2 fill the void left by 70 below's closure?
He bad to open a space for people to relax, enjoy a drink or have lunch or dinner. Two weeks later, council reconsidered the proposal and approved it with only two votes opposed.
Campbell is stunned by the sudden closure. On the last Saturday of every month we rent a room with bartenders and put on a party.
In September, Diamant ed a lease for the pub which will be located on Johnson Street between Blanshard and Douglas streets. READ ALSO: Chilliwack homeowners gwy rainbow driveway after city rejects Pride crosswalk Legge, who is also a member of the drag community in Victoria, said it is exciting to have another spot for people to enjoy shows. The Vicious Poodle, a gay pub in downtown Victoria, is set to open early in the new year.
This comes in the midst of a long dispute between the bar, which is located in the basement of the Best Western Dorchester and the property company which owns the hotel.
Ten minutes later, he says, they boarded up the doors and changed the locks. Vancouver Island Rainbow Association board member John Lee says 70 Below has turned into a college bar and the closure means very little, if anything, to the gay community. He believes that Level 2 will be complimentary to development in the neighbourhood. Bottom line this town needs a place for people of all sorts to feel safe and bwr able to come out and be themselves without fear of aggression or being treated a certain way upon entry.
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Mayfair hired the investigators to see if any illegal activities were taking place. Regular bar hours will be from 8 pm to am. Google Maps New gay pub to open in Victoria in the new year The Vicious Poodle will be relaxed setting and host drag shows as well Nov.
His proposed hours are noon to am, which would allow the bar to open earlier for special occasions. As someone who worked in a queer neighbourhood in New York City at a gay bar, Diamant considered himself lucky to experience being in an environment set up for the queer community. The community is already feeling its loss.
They are just trying to get us to spend the money to take them to court because they want to drain us dry. Nanaimo to get new gay bar Will Level 2 fill the void left by 70 Below's closure? The Vicious Poodle is currently in the remodelling stage and Diamant is waiting for appropriate approvals like a liquor licence to come through as well. The lease was supposed to be valid until Mar 31,