On Monday, December 2nd, the Canal Street Tavern sign was removed from the building. The venue will now be known as the Canal Public House.
Earlier this week, Canal Street Tavern received a new name, as founder Mick Montgomery ended his 32-year association with the venue. This is the first of several changes patrons will see in the coming months.
The tavern will now be called Canal Public House. New owner, Shane Sullivan, says he chose the name because it gives the bar a new identity, but pays homage to the legacy of the Canal Street Tavern, which has been a destination for music fans for more than thirty years.
Black Friday is known for crowded malls and long lines outside of big retail stores. But with more people strapped for cash these days, pawn shops are becoming a holiday shopping destination.
It's not your parent's pawnshop anymore, according to Larry Beloff, the president of Max's Jewelers and Loan Company in Springfield. He says with new shows on reality TV, like Pawn Stars and Hardcore Pawn, these shops have taken on new appeal.