Midtown Tavern
1684 Grafton Street

(64 Grafton Street prior to number conversion)

 

 

This long standing Halifax institution (since 1949) has come to an end at its original location.  The building itself dated to 1865 at least. 

 

You can find a brief history of the building itself here.

 

For a great video of the interior of the tavern, try here.

 

See below for Michael Lei's great video tribute to the Midtown:

 


 

 

July 2004 - Peninsula Community Council approves Midtown development proposal.

October 2005 - Utility and Review Board rejected the Midtown Tavern's proposal for a 17-storey hotel at the corner of Prince and Grafton streets.

October 2006 - Nova Scotia Court of Appeal upholds the decision made by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, rejecting the proposed development.

July 22, 2009 - The original location of the Midtown closes, business continues down the street at George and Grafton. New convention centre planned for the area.

March 11, 2010 - Original Midtown location demolished.

Photo above taken October 25, 2003

Photo above taken October 25, 2003

Photo above taken October 25, 2003

Demolition March 2010

Photo above taken March 13, 2010

Photo above taken March 13, 2010

Photo above taken March 13, 2010

Photo above taken March 13, 2010

Photo above taken March 13, 2010

Photo above taken March 13, 2010

Photo above taken March 13, 2010

Photo above taken March 13, 2010


 

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