Throngs of individuals descended on Pitt Meadows’ Roosters Nation Cabaret on Saturday for a final probability to social gathering on the iconic bar.
The native establishment is shutting its doorways for good on Sunday night time, after greater than twenty years in enterprise.
Dan Lisik has labored at Roosters for years, and stated he’d not often seen a scene like Saturday night time, with some folks ready in line for greater than three hours in hopes of getting inside.
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“Epic,” he stated. “The final time I noticed a lineup as huge as final night time is after we introduced Aaron Pritchett’s band’s final night time, and I am going to always remember the lineup that night time myself.
“The police would not let even folks with supervisor playing cards into the parking zone; they’d shut it down. Hearth division had managed the doorways to verify capability was held.”
Lisik stated there was no single purpose for the enterprise shutting down, however that occasions, and the business, had modified.
However he stated many individuals in Pitt Meadows have an enduring attachment to the membership, which boasts B.C.’s largest dance flooring, 5 cent wings and a mechanical bull.
“I feel for lots of those folks it is nostalgia,” Lisik stated. “These folks aren’t coming week-in week-out, it is the truth that lots of people met their spouses right here, they met their greatest pal right here, and so they’re coming again for one final reminiscence.”
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As for closing night time, Lisik stated Roosters has put out an open invitation to anybody who had ever carried out on its stage to come back down and have one final track.
“I do not assume anybody is aware of what to anticipate with the crowds. I do know the jive round city right here is that lots of people will try to come down, however yeah, will probably be lots of the older regulars, the originals,” he stated.
“Anyone that has plans of attempting to get in ought to come early tonight.”
The area is reportedly being taken over by a Surrey-based hospitality chain, with a brand new bar slated to open subsequent fall.
— With recordsdata from Robyn Crawford