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The response under the club’s farewell message was swift, with dozens of people sharing memories of their experiences in the building.
“It was a place we liked to come to for events; Oktoberfest in particular. It gave us the opportunity to remember the times in Germany and, of course, part of the ancestral culture, ”wrote Shauna Hayhurst. “This place, this icon, will be sorely missed by the community and all who enjoyed the comfort food and the ambiance.
Melissa Drake added her voice in a message: “So many great memories here, including my own wedding reception. ”
Weddings and other important events had to be put on hold or significantly altered as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the province. The German Cultural Center was a popular venue for weddings, and in its post, the CCG noted that anyone who is currently hosting an event there will be contacted individually.
Earlier this year, another longtime company, Mayfair Hardware, closed its doors due to “economic uncertainty” caused by COVID-19. Many other local businesses have expressed concern that they will not be able to get to the other side of the pandemic without any financial problems.
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