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Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby lesliepaul » Jun 9th, 2016, 10:51 am

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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby mexi cali » Jun 9th, 2016, 10:56 am

May be it wasn't making enough money. May be she was tired of running it. May be it was more headache than it was worth it.

Running a business ain't all puppies and unicorns.


Wow, that was thought provoking. Your gender statement shows how little you read of the post.

But thanks anyway.
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby gardengirl » Jun 9th, 2016, 8:50 pm

mexicalidreamer wrote:I never understood why Claire, the original owner sold in the first place. He had a good little gig going there and it outlived a lot of others. Good location. Huh....?



It's Clare. And he was basically forced out by his partner.
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby lesliepaul » Jun 9th, 2016, 11:31 pm

Place will be missed as far as a music venue. What will not be missed though were the ignorant people that brought their kids there and thought it was cute watching them play on the floor in front of the small stage without a care in the world. This area was where the serving staff came from the kitchen to bring out trays of food........too many times I watched servers almost trip over your spoiled brats. Next time you want a night out with the kids, go to McDonald's and try paying attention to them.

As far as the music being too loud for some people.......I don't think it was loud enough to drown out the constant cackling from tables of women who could care less about the musicians and whether anyone else was able to enjoy it. If the Minstrel is closed with a possibility of opening again I hope it comes back MORE MUSIC FRIENDLY.................and louder!

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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby LANDM » Jun 10th, 2016, 12:47 am

One of the last times I was at The Cellar in Vancouver before it unfortunately closed down, the act started and, after their first song, the owner very clearly told one table they should either stop talking during the music, or leave. No third option.
They stayed for a while but left early because they were embarrassed.
I agree with the owner but it is a tough stance to take.
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby goatboy » Jun 10th, 2016, 10:28 am

lesliepaul wrote:Place will be missed as far as a music venue. What will not be missed though were the ignorant people that brought their kids there and thought it was cute watching them play on the floor in front of the small stage without a care in the world. This area was where the serving staff came from the kitchen to bring out trays of food........too many times I watched servers almost trip over your spoiled brats. Next time you want a night out with the kids, go to McDonald's and try paying attention to them.

As far as the music being too loud for some people.......I don't think it was loud enough to drown out the constant cackling from tables of women who could care less about the musicians and whether anyone else was able to enjoy it. If the Minstrel is closed with a possibility of opening again I hope it comes back MORE MUSIC FRIENDLY.................and louder!


Was the Minstrel a restaurant that also had live music or a music venue that provided food? If it was the former then expect talking at the tables, if it was the latter then by all means ask people to be quiet. We used to go there for dinner, not for the music.
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby techrtr » Jun 13th, 2016, 6:38 am

Took my wife there a year or two ago. Food was nothing to write home about and the service wasn't great so we never went back.
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby dominik » Jun 13th, 2016, 6:32 pm

The Minstrel was sold by the current owners shortly after having been put on the market, the new owners apparently will come in towards the end of the season from what I have heard so far, hence them being shut for the season. No idea what is going to happen next there or if the property is going to stay the same as there literally is no news about that anywhere.

In regards to Clare he now is doing something new at Michael Brook I believe it will involve music again, lets hope for Minstrel 2.0
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby marooned » Jun 14th, 2016, 1:46 pm

There's a note on the door - nobody here interested enough to read it I guess.
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby tsayta » Jun 14th, 2016, 1:53 pm

I can't see it from here
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby KGT » Oct 14th, 2017, 9:30 am

I just heard that they have plans that include cutting down the tree. :200:
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby jimmy4321 » Oct 14th, 2017, 9:34 am

All I think I remember of the place is that god awful radio ad it ran some years ago Lol
Maybe it was a different place.
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby tsayta » Oct 14th, 2017, 9:44 am

KGT wrote:I just heard that they have plans that include cutting down the tree. :200:

Boo. That's a beautiful London plane sycamore
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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby featfan » Oct 14th, 2017, 9:44 am

KGT wrote:I just heard that they have plans that include cutting down the tree. :200:


Moving a big tree.

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Re: Minstrel Cafe Closed?

Postby Queen K » Oct 14th, 2017, 9:46 am

Either way, it's kinda dead. Who moves a tree that big?
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