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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 2:44 PM
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How long has 77 been open? More than a decade, certainly. You're gonna need to throw a whole lot more 9s onto that percentage.

Also "some patrons?" Wasn't it a former employee?
It wasnt a former employee. It was “some patrons” who were kicked out.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilt...faro-1.3744019

And yes 99.99999% of the patrons dont go to that extreme, however there are some minor disturbances which are more common.

Still, to say the safe injection clinic will cause more problems than club 77 patrons ever will isnt something I completely agree with given the severity of what happened at 77. That was the jist of my original comment.

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Old Posted Jun 3, 2018, 4:36 PM
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I think it's beside the point to debate the likelihood of incidents or problems... to me decisions about the future of this venue should be tied to compatibility with the surrounding area.

On the fringe of downtown, next to a sea of parking, the club has been fine (going all the way back to when it was the Texas Border in the 1990s, a place I frequented in university with my friends; perhaps further into the past too as I can't recall what was there prior). As the area changes with more residential development on the way, it won't be a fit.

I'm not sure the building needs to be demolished, but I think the days for this particular use are growing short.
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2018, 4:37 PM
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Here's a photo of the factory that used to stand on most of this block, courtesy a Spec opinion piece. From the description in the story this angle is the corner of John and Rebecca.

I don't think I've ever seen this before.


Source story:
New downtown park should be called Gurney to honour history -- The Hamilton Spectator (Jul 06, 2018; by Joachim Brouwer)

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Old Posted Jul 8, 2018, 7:53 PM
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That is a beautiful building. That's really too bad.
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2018, 9:06 PM
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Shame it was lost. I love the mansard roof! I'm not really sure what a use for the existing structure could be within the context of the park, but either way, lets get construction started.
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