Ottawa at Work: 'It just became too complicated' -- Mercury Lounge closure signals continued challenges for small businesses during pandemic


After more than 20 years, the Mercury Lounge in the ByWard Market closed its doors at the start of this week, with the uncertainties of the pandemic obscuring a clear path forward for the venue.

John Criswick, Owner of the Mercury Lounge, joins Rosey Edeh to talk through how that decision got made, what it means for the community, and what it says about the state of business right now.