Tuesday, December 06, 2005

future condo site photo of the day

Death of a Second Cup Mural

Demolition of the former Second Cup/antique store/pizza parlour/high-end linen store/car rental office at Mt. Pleasant and Manor began Friday morning. Above is what was left the next day. Neighbourhood smokers that used to frequent the picnic table outside the Second Cup will have to find a new spot to puff. Billboards indicated construction was supposed to start in June, but scaffolding wasn't erected until late November.

Based on the layout and wide windows of the old Au Lit showroom, and the parking lot next door, I suspected that the site might have once been a car dealership - a suspicion support by a city report from 2002 (PDF format - check page 2 for details). - JB

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