5 things to know about Ryan’s Tavern before the Hamilton pub closes

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Ryan's Tavern is closing this coming Saturday, April 8.

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Ryan’s Tavern, which opened in September 2008 at 241 High St. on the precipice of the Great Recession, is widely credited with sparking revitalization efforts in downtown Hamilton, the effects of which are still happening today.

The business is set to welcome its last patrons Saturday, April 8, two days before the sale of the building, which is to become a new restaurant.

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Here are 5 things to know to know about Ryan’s Tavern before it closes its doors:

  1. The business was one of the first to invest in a downtown Hamilton presence nearly a decade ago and is widely credited with jump-starting the city's stalled economic development.
  2. The co-owner of Ryan's Tavern is former Hamilton mayor Don Ryan, who said he is selling the building because of health reasons.
  3. Renovation of the building to become Ryan's Tavern was so involved that it lasted from Dec. 8, 2006, until Jan. 23, 2009, four months after the business opened.
  4. Supporters of the pub can gather from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Saturday, April 8, for a "Last Call" party to thank friends and customers, who can enjoy a limited menu, happy hour pricing and other specials throughout the day.
  5. Ryan's will be replaced by 1791 Bistro, which will include additional exterior improvements to the current building, the addition of a commercial wood-fired pizza oven and the creation of an outdoor seating area.

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