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Argentine ribs?

May be an image of outdoors

Image is here in case it disappears.

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=356739699786542&set=gm.3174929679386179

While I agree with the folks who wanted this thing torn down, it has sat vacant for nearly 10 years and they have been unsuccessful in getting rid of it.  So if it is to remain, better to have it providing a useful function and a terrific viewpoint on the lake rather than a derelict and graffiti magnet.

 

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Aw yeah...memories!!! The old Posada and this restaurant (what was the name?). I remember many wonderful lunches...the food not great but the view and ambience wonderful. When I saw this photo and the metal shutter on the left, it rang a bell. I went back through some of my old photos and found this one of the same spot...Poncho and his Burro!!! Not sure how Argentina ribs will fit in but willing to give it a try. 

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I'll believe it when I see it. I row out of the kayak club which is located right next door. Hard to remember the times we've seen workers doing repairs to the structure. Would be nice if they finally finish. I see they put a dock on the west side of the building, with the water going down not sure if that was a good decision.

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I walk past the building Six days a week…..this is a well known Mexican restaurant corporation that has operated Argentinian restaurants for many years in several locations …over the last few days there have been  a minimum of 8 -10 workers with professional construction equip…..obviously corporate money….new floors , walls  roofing are all underway…keeping my fingers crossed…always loved the place .

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Sounds GREAT! I hope they can make it work. Wonderful location!

Salud,

Val. :)

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Great photo… about 10 years ago I was drinking with Boyd Simpson ( RIP ) watching the sun go down on a beautiful fall night at the next counter to Pedro Loco as the Mexicans called him . I believe the bar was called tequila republic but that might have been another one of its reincarnations. Boyd and Pedro knew each other having been around for many years, I believe they were both lawyers in Toronto at one time. By that time Pedro was mostly incommunicado, he had a minder with him who paid his bill and loaded him in the back of a small cart harnessed to vino blanco and away they plodded off into his sunset…..

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17 minutes ago, Ian Greenwood said:

Great photo… about 10 years ago I was drinking with Boyd Simpson ( RIP ) watching the sun go down on a beautiful fall night at the next counter to Pedro Loco as the Mexicans called him . I believe the bar was called tequila republic but that might have been another one of its reincarnations. Boyd and Pedro knew each other having been around for many years, I believe they were both lawyers in Toronto at one time. By that time Pedro was mostly incommunicado, he had a minder with him who paid his bill and loaded him in the back of a small cart harnessed to vino blanco and away they plodded off into his sunset…..

Yes, you are right...Pedro Loco (RIP) and it WAS the Tequila Republic at this time!!!

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