Royal Tavern, 1414 Guy Street.
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I see "Mansions Garage" in the background of one – that was on Guy Street. Here's a picture of the garage:http://collections.banq.qc.ca/bitstream/52327/6897/1/2633113.jpgAll these things were in the space where the John Molson School of Business is now, I think.
Did anyone ever frequent the Royal Tavern or Cafe La Boheme?I remember that there was a jazz club at the La Boheme site in the early 1970's. Never went there, though.
From 1939 until 1948 I took piano music lessons twice a week in Miss Nellie McNaught's studio on the second floor over the Liggit's Drug store on the other side of Guy Street from the Café Bohème. I have the scene in the two photos burned forever in my memory. Ah, the Old Days .....! I can see, on the east side of Guy, just north of Liggit's, His Majesty's Theatre and the Stork Club. You could usefully do a story on either. Both places were centres of the cultural and social life of the city during their heyday. Great shame that the theatre was razed.
Finally got one! Never frequented either spot but once on the way to work - late forties early fifties -early morning - saw a group of women coming down those long La Boheme steps. They must have been up late.
When did the Royal Tavern close? My first time in a bar was in 1985 (age 14) at a place that looked like this and was in the general area (but I recall it being called the "royal PUB"...).Onkel Charlie
I used to go to the Royal in the arly 80's. Thirty cents for a glass of draft. Over the door to the bathroom the had Hardware store lettering-"4U2P".Tim
A group of grad students and later professors, including future MNA Neil Cameron used to hold forth at the Royal which they called, parodying McGill, the Royal tavern for the Advancement of Learning.I saw some music groups int he final days of La Boheme, probably int he late 70s.
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