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    http://vocm.com/news/east-coast-rest...ing-its-doors/

    After 18 years of selling the East Coast, the Atlantic Trap and Gill in Edmonton, Alberta is closing its doors.

    The Atlantic Trap and Gill is a restaurant where East Coasters could go to get a little taste of home. It opened many years ago when a number of people from the East Coast headed west for the oil boom.


    The food, decor and even customers are from the East Coast.


    Owner Tanya Thorne says it was a great 16 years. The Trap and Gill has a big closing party set for the 29th of March, an all day event with live music, food and drinks.


    She says the economy hit hard a year-and-a half to two years ago when east coasters moved back home. And the ones that did stay are watching their wallets. Thorne says March 29th will be bittersweet.


    She says there will be a lot of tears.
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    Seems like it was a place where you had to be an eastcoaster to get it. Some friends dragged us in and we took a look around and didn't think much of the place. First thing that came to mind was unclean hovel. Any place that can't make the front of a restaurant look even half decent you wonder what the back end kitchen looked like.

    As mentioned in many reviews "didn't dare to check out the washrooms" given that not even the tables or floors were cleaned.

    Really casual establishment that didn't seem to care much about anything other than drinking going on. Sat there 10 minutes with no service anyway.

    Really this place was a dive.
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    ^ Similiar experience, dragged there by east coast friends. Lots of drinking, lots of east coast fun, but the place was a pig sty. It was a new years thing, so I didn't think too much of the condition of the place, but had no desire to return... any other time Ive been near the place it always seemed dead - but I rarely pass by during what should be the busy hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    Seems like it was a place where you had to be an eastcoaster to get it. Some friends dragged us in and we took a look around and didn't think much of the place. First thing that came to mind was unclean hovel. Any place that can't make the front of a restaurant look even half decent you wonder what the back end kitchen looked like.

    As mentioned in many reviews "didn't dare to check out the washrooms" given that not even the tables or floors were cleaned.

    Really casual establishment that didn't seem to care much about anything other than drinking going on. Sat there 10 minutes with no service anyway.

    Really this place was a dive.


    Yeah, Top_Dawg hears ya.

    If you sit at the north end of the bar there is a window into the kitchen.

    And in all honesty, the few times that Top_Dawg was in there he has to say that the food prep area looked clean and orderly.

    The pisser was a standard bar pissser.

    Needed a new paint job but other than that it was alright.

    Certainly not a havana hell hole like the York Hotel Tavern pisser.

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