Halifax’s Hart & Thistle pub went out of business Wednesday.

The gastropub and brewery was located on the waterfront in the Historic Properties.

Owner Bruce Keith said they had a great core of customers for the five years it was open, but it wasn’t enough.

“With the bulk of our business occurring inside the short summer season, coupled with [the] large growth of independent restaurants in greater HRM, we ultimately noticed an impact to our bottom line that we could not overcome,” he said via the pub’s Facebook page.

“As long-time supporters of local and independent business, we will continue to cheer on the city of Halifax and fellow members of the food service industry from the sidelines.”

Premier Stephen McNeil’s government held a news event at the pub recently to announce changes to liquor rules.