Are you ready folks? Drum roll please……….
We have a pub date: May 13th, 2013
A time: 6 pm - 8ish pm
And a place to launch my baby …
The Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St. E, just a stone’s throw from Yonge Street.
Last Friday, at Emily’s recommendation, I wandered in and instantly knew that the Imperial was perfect.
First off the whole place just screams Toronto 1970s.
There’s a bar on the main floor called The Aquarium Bar and it’s got a big honkin’ aquarium full of real live fish. Not the usual puny, near belly-up, pale goldfish. No these fish are good-looking, happy fish.
Next I went upstairs into the other bar called, “The Library Lounge.”
It was then I fell in love. The place is so retro. I could just smell the '70s. The worn rug, a jukebox and the clusters of round tables and captain’s chairs. The kind of chairs that newspapermen used to sit at while they jotted down last-minute copy, swilling cheap whisky out of tumblers.
On top of that, the Library Lounge has a jukebox, a fireplace (whoa!) and book cases full of real books. And some of them were … gulp … *hard covers!*
But what’s best of all is that it’s not some faux '70s. It’s real '70s. Walking into The Imperial was like visiting a magic place where time stood till. It’s the ideal place for you to meet my baby Night Town for the first time.
So mark it in your calendar. If I’ve got your email, you’ll be getting one of those “Save the Date” notices, followed by a very groovy Scott Barker designed invitation. If I don’t have your addy, it’s worth giving it to me just to get one of Scott’s designed objects. (BTW Scott’s a very talented young architect who’s just opened his practice.) firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s all for now. Till next time … c
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