Fionn MacCool’s Regent location at Crossroads Station has permanently closed its doors with a notice thanking people for their patronage. The Irish pub has been a fixture of the street since 2014 and is directly across from Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. It seems suppliers were not even informed of the quick shutdown.
The notice in the window recommends that patrons go to the Grant Park location which has been open since 2017. It’s not known what led to the shutdown of the Regent location but it’s interesting to note that Hudson Bay Home behind it is also closing (though they’re probably not linked to one another)
The KP mall across the street is getting a multi-million expansion so the lucrativeness of that location should probably remain.
Will be interesting to see what comes in place of the Irish pub in the months ahead.
This has been a guest editorial by John Dobbin.
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