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Old Bar/Restaurant

Ontario : North Bay
Location #9918

Location Owner:hufferjoe
Creation Date: 11/24/2013
Last Updated: 11/24/2013

A local bar and restaurant that closed in 2009. Im not to sure why it closed, the restaurant moved down the road. The owners have left most of the stuff they had there. upstairs had some old dingy bar motel rooms. The kitchen and dinning areas have been left almost exactly as they had. We found an old photograph of North Bay while in the building along with some records from the beetles members and bob marly. The place is hardly broken in to, only one point of entry, bit of a pain to get at, but worth it. It looks like there was a fire in its ventilation system on the roof. They've left a room full of boxes with what I think are business records and receipts, they've also left all their order forms and books ending sometime in 2009. Im not posting the exact location but its right on the main drag of lakeshore drive if your looking for it.

"One of North Bay's most historic restaurants has been demolished.

Last know as Zorba's, the building on Lakeshore Drive is best known to long-time city residents as "The Golden Dragon".

During its heyday in the 50's, 60's and 70's it became a "place to go" for meals and entertainment, hosting galas as well as family gatherings.

The building fell on hard times in recent years. It finally became a pool-hall with Zorba's restaurant next door.

A worker on-site expects it will be a week before the grand old lady of Lakeshore is totally demolished." - Jeff Turl on

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Status: Demolished
Category: Commercial


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hufferjoe says:
5/12/2014 11:11:38 PM

They started demoing the building today, should be completely gone by the end of the week.

ground state says:
11/24/2013 7:59:20 PM

You should still edit the listing and change it to Full Member status. You will still have access to it, even without Full Member rights.

ground state says:
11/24/2013 7:58:40 PM

Excellent spot, and a lot here for future explorers. Given the size of the building from exterior shots (it isn't hard to figure out where this is, as you have the name displayed in the images), there is a lot of potential for future galleries here. Very nice that you didn't blatantly name the place in the title of the listing, or the description.

bigpaulsmall says:
11/24/2013 6:32:01 PM

Pretty cool location.

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