After twenty years in operation the Wretched Raven in Manitou has been closed and demolished. The old tavern has made way for a new college building funded by Silversmith Estates.
"At the latest committee meeting we were told that the Tavern had fallen six months behind on its lease and the city wanted to demolish it. Since it is not a historical building the city took back possession of it to make room for the new college" said Holden Wrinkle of the Manitoulin Historical Society.
"Silversmith has gone <expletive> mad!" growled former tavern owner Reid Vansloven "we were behind a little but times are tough Silversmith knows that!. But Silversmith is bullying us because we are a bar and it does not meet with his 'new Manitou' regime!"
"Mr. Vansloven's remarks are false and offensive to me" said Manitou Tourism CAO Winter Silversmith "I am not bullying or picking on the bar. They were behind in their lease and we repossessed the building. It is not the first lease we have cancelled this month as you know."
When asked what purpose the new college would serve in Manitou, Silversmith had this to say "The plan is to make rooms in the college available for anyone who wants to teach arts classes".
"We're not dividing up the land too much so it does limit how many classes can take place at once but it's another venue for people to use free of charge" Winter said. The campus is approximately five thousand square metres which the west and east wings having the own dedicated parcels of nearly eight hundred metres each. Winter continued "Each wing has three classrooms, unfortunately because of layering only 1 class or meeting can occur at a time".
The main hall will be available for exhibit space and shows. The first exhibit will be set up by Manitou Tourism featuring the services offered by the RealLife organization 'Kids Help Phone'.
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Hendrix tribute concert
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Kevin M. Klerks, Editor
(aka Winter Silversmith)