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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Ottawa > Laporte Gardens
 Name
Laporte Gardens
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 Database Info
created by Mutt on 4/22/2004 7:46 PM
last modified by Mutt on 5/23/2004 6:51 PM
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 Overview
 Description
This was a real old school style grocery store. I used to shop here and thought it was quaint.
They had the freshest fruit and veggies in the neighbourhood.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned, soon to be leveled ----forget visiting, it was leveled May 21st, 2004
Accessibility: Really hard now that it has been leveled and carted away in bins
Recommendation: Too late, it has been flattened May 21st 2004
 Physical Information
Address
2116 Montreal Rd @ Miss Ottawa (Ogilvie Rd. area)
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
Owner: Sold receintly to a local developer
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    As a very old grocery store there is employee graffitus on just about every wooden pole in the back rooms. Quite a few broken cash registers and electric scales. If you look around enough you'll find a set of false teeth.

    All is now gone...to quote Joni Mitchell's 'Big Yellow Taxi' "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"
     Security Measures
  • Protected now by a cloak of invisibility
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1969
    Closed: 2003
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • Flashlight only to see in the backroom/basement
  •  Recommended Equipment
    A vivid imagination to think you are actually going through the location while wandering about an empty concrete slab
     History
    This was Laporte Gardens Fruit and Vegatable store and had
    been since 1969 until gave it up, and it was sold to Payless
    Foods in 2002. They in turn ran it to the ground in less than a
    year, it just wasn't Laporte's so people stopped going.

    Laportes still operates the large garden centre and green houses
    out on the eastern end of St Joseph past Trim Rd, and they
    aren't hurting for business.

    After the grocery closed down, a civic group, (Kiwanis Club) ran
    a Haunted house for the Halloween season called "Haunted
    Hamlet" It flopped, it was lame and and at a cost of $2.50 it
    wasn't worth it. The property is being leveled shortly for
    redevelopment.
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     Future Plans
    The store and lot, including Mr. Laport's house (vacant & unexplored) have been sold to a developer and will be plowed under shortly to rise as bland row housing much like the places that are growing in the field next door.

    As of May 23rd, 2004 the house still stands. If it is still standing on May 31, I'll get pictures of the interior, if not...tough luck
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    Laporte Photo Trip #1
    Thu, Apr 22nd, 2004
    posted by Mutt
    34 pictures
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    The Levelling Aftermath
    Mon, May 24th, 2004
    posted by Mutt
    4 pictures


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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by nostra-YOUPPI! on 6/16/2006 2:46 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 16 06 at 14:46, nostra-YOUPPI! validated this location
  • on Jul 9 05 at 2:13, Mutt made this location public
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