Edmontonians are well aware of this city’s penchant for demolishing, not restoring, historic properties, so when Tavern 1903 opened in the rebuilt Alberta Hotel on Jasper Avenue, citizens rejoiced. We finally had a swanky food and drink establishment in an historic property. But, after failing to resolve a lease dispute, the restaurant closed only 14 months later. The space stayed empty for a year, its dark windows reminding us daily of what we almost had.

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