End of an era: long-time tavern owner announces retirement

After 36 years at Gavan’s Hotel in Quyon, owner Nick Matechuk is stepping out from behind the bar to begin his retirement.
The iconic tavern located on rue Clarendon in the heart of the town was sold to Matechuk in 1983 by Lennox and Marguerite Gavan, who had purchased the hotel in 1947. After a large fire, Lennox rebuilt the hotel in the early 1950s and added what’s now known as the Shamrock Lounge in 1961.

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