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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Sudbury > Cedar Hut Restaurant
Cedar Hut Restaurant
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created by Intrinsic on 7/18/2008 11:00 PM
last modified by Intrinsic on 3/3/2013 3:27 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
From the moment that a business closes its doors and becomes abandoned, it finds itself up against a struggle to hold itself off from the ravages of time and from vandals. The owners lock the doors, cover the windows with plywood and walk away with the keys in hand thinking that the building will be safe until a suitable buyer can be found.

It doesn't take long however for local youth to discover these properties and to take over the area. It may find new life as a skateboard park, a popular spot to tag with graffiti or just to drink; but the business is once again open and to a much different kind of clientele.

Soon youth boredom turns to curiosity and curiosity turns to mischief. Wood is torn off of the windows and before long a rock makes its way through the window. The business is now open under new management - and that management is destruction.

When this restaurant and pub first closed approximately 2004, it was photographed and put onto this website. At the time there wasn't much hope that entry could be made inside. The location was not very exciting; just another restaurant. And there it remained largely forgotten about.

Between the time this building was abandoned and today, all hell has broken loose inside. Much of the interior is smashed or water damaged. The carpet is soaked, the roof is damaged and holes to be found in many of the walls. A pungent damp smell lingers in the main dining room. Graffiti is everywhere inside and out. What was once an office is now a mess of broken glass and destroyed building materials.

Outside of the building someone has attempted to set the rear door on fire. Glass litters the parking lot as well as building materials dragged outside and smashed.

On April 13, 2008 an off-duty police officer observed three fourteen-year old youths spray painting this property. He arrested two of the three youths and the third was caught later.

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Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
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Sudbury, Ontario
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    The Cedar Hut was a well known eating establishment with annual revenues of approximately $1 million dollars. It was just one of many of George Katsoukis's restaurants located in Sudbury including Cullpeppers and Dionysos.

    In the basement, Tommyknockers Pub entertained a younger crowd. It contained a small stage for bands to perform, two pool tables and a shuffleboard. Dave, the owner of the pub also operated another Sudbury pub under the name of Tommy's Not Here.

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    The property owner (Rona) intends to demolish this building to expand their nearby business. As of mid-July the building's windows had been sealed back up by the company.

    A demolition permit was issued for the property July 31, 2009 in a statement made by Eric Taylor, an official with the city's planning department. Heavy equipment has been brought onto the property and demolition fencing erected.

    In mid-August 2009 demolition began on the property although only half of the building has been demolished.


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    Where's the food
    Fri, Jul 18th, 2008
    posted by Intrinsic
    7 pictures
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    July 2009
    Mon, Aug 17th, 2009
    posted by Intrinsic
    16 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 3/5/2013 11:38 PM.

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  • on Mar 5 13 at 23:38, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 3 13 at 3:27, Intrinsic changed the following: Web Links
  • on Aug 25 09 at 1:36, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 20 09 at 3:39, Intrinsic changed the following: Status
  • on Aug 17 09 at 18:38, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 17 09 at 18:34, Intrinsic deleted picture 303041 from gallery July 2009
  • on Aug 17 09 at 18:34, Intrinsic updated gallery picture cedar18.jpg
  • on Aug 17 09 at 18:34, Intrinsic updated gallery picture cedar17.jpg
  • on Aug 17 09 at 18:33, Intrinsic updated gallery picture cedar16.jpg
  • on Aug 17 09 at 18:33, Intrinsic updated gallery picture cedar15.jpg
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