The Avalon Front
December 17th, 1999 - December 17th, 2007

With heavy hearts we must announce the closing of The Avalon Front. Sunday December 16th, 2007 will be our last day open.

A situation has been developing for quite a while that has brought us to this decision. To generalize, The Avalon Front was audited, as many businesses are and the findings approach the inane.  We believe that we have had our rights and privileges taken away. Once again it’s a case of David vs. Goliath which is happening increasingly more often. We have fought as long as we could but it seems that this is the end. Our hope is that there is still a last minute chance that the doors will stay open but it doesn't look good. All things come to pass and it seems now it's The Avalon Front's turn.

We are trying to put together an entertaining last week in business and hope that you can share it with us. Keep checking the website for details as they come.

Please read the letter Tony Facchineri (owner) has added to the bottom of this messege.


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Dear Patrons,

Due to circumstance beyond my control, the last night of The Avalon Front will be Sunday, December 16, 2007.  I can not justify keeping the doors open, so it is with great sadness, and even greater thanks that I must say goodbye.  The Avalon after all is only four walls, and it is all of you that have made this small bar what it is and all of you that have provided the memories for so many of us.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the experience of the past eight years.  I am very proud of the Avalon and what it has meant to me and to many others over the years.  The Avalon has, in my humble opinion, been an oasis in the midst of chaos – hopefully a fitting tribute to its name.  Its reputation and staying power is a compliment to all of you.  In my mind, the Avalon has always been about the people.  It all began eight years ago with Lira and the boys opening the doors and getting the party started. What a party it has been!  I won’t ever forget the music, the conversations, and the laughs.  I have been privileged to have met many amazing people coming through that big wooden door, and I am honoured to count so many people that I have met at the Avalon friends.

I would be remiss if I didn't thank Scott.  He has been with me since before the doors even opened and we have been through much together.  You are one of a kind Whiteshoe!  Also, the music would never have sounded so good without the talent of Adam who got his start at the Avalon.  I am sure he will be famous one day.  The staff of the Avalon, past and present, has been like family to me.  I am honoured to have worked with so many talented and wonderful people.

It has been one hell of a ride.  Again, please know that I am proud and grateful for the opportunity to run The Avalon Front.  It has been my home for the past eight years.  I will miss being here more than I can ever express.  But eight is enough.  My thanks.

Cheers.
Tony


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