Old Montreal venue 2Pierrots to close permanently after 46 years

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2Pierrots, the Montreal bar that has been home to late night drinks and dancing for 46 years, is closing.

The announcement was made by Marilous Sciascia Ruel, the bar's owner and daughter of its founder, on the Old Montreal bar's Facebook page.

“It is with sadness and nostalgia that I announce that a page of a wonderful story is turning too quickly,” she wrote. “A story of more than 46 years, all in song, full of emotions.”

In May, Jean-Marc Lavoie, who manages 2Pierrots along with Sciascia Ruel, participated in a demonstration demanding answers from the government on when bars could re-open. While restaurants and bars in Quebec's red zones were able to re-open during the summer, they have been shut down again since the beginning of October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In her Facebook post, Sciascia Ruel said the bar would host a virtual farewell show on Dec. 12.

“To our loyal customers, who braved all temperatures and construction to come to party after party, to our youngest customers... and to all the celebrities who brought their beers to the front of the bus, today it's my turn to raise my glass,” she wrote.

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