Demolition begins on popular hangout for Chaleur region's Francophone community

Demolition has begun on what was once a staple of nightlife for the region's Francophone community.

The Brasserie O'St-Pierre opened its doors more than three decades ago and shut down in 2014.

Former owner Herve Mallet tells the Acadie-Nouvelle that it`s the end of an era but that he has nothing but good memories.

The establish, fondly referred to by locals as "The Brass", was located at the Bathurst Supermall which is under renovation to become a strip mall.