A popular hangout in Kensington has been forced to remove all its outdoor benches.
The Roasterie coffee shop's courtyard at Third Avenue and 10th Street N.W. has been a draw for the Bohemian crowd since 1985.
But according to the café’s owner Lech Wojakowski, the building’s China-based landlord got a complaint about the crowd from a neighbour.
“Because of some concerns about too many people. People enjoy the area here and the landlord thought that was creating too much of a scene, I guess,” he said.
Despite his attempts to convince the landlord that the benches had a positive impact on the multi-business property, the foreign company forced him to remove them, Wojakowski said.
The company’s Canadian representative refused to give CBC News a comment.
“I have given up talking to the landlord,” Wojakowski said. “But I do know a lot of the regulars are sending letters.”
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