Nova Scotia

Iconic tavern selling off pieces of nostalgia

The long-standing Midtown Tavern in downtown Halifax is selling off a bit of nostalgia this week.

The Midtown Tavern first opened its doors in 1949

The long-standing Midtown Tavern in downtown Halifax is selling off a bit of nostalgia this week.

Starting on Friday, the iconic watering hole will auction off 160 original chairs from their former location located at the corner of Prince and Grafton streets.

A piece if the iconic old Midtown Tavern could be yours - for the right price. (CBC)

All the proceeds will go to support veterans' groups.

Colin Grant, a third generation owner of the pub, said the tavern has given many Haligonians good memories since it first opened its doors in 1949.  

"Well I think that this chair has a lot of good history and good memories behind it," said Grant.  

"I think you had your good times in these chairs — and you always know you're going to have good times in these chairs — so you set it up around your table in the basement, or card table or whatever you want. It's going to feel like home."  

You can enter a bid for the chairs online or by dropping by the Midtown anytime beginning Friday and continuing until Dec. 15.

The Midtown moved to its current location on Grafton Street in 2009.  

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