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Andy Poolhall closes on College

Andy Poolhall closes on College
(Image: Andy Poolhall/Facebook)

Any Torontonian between the ages of 25 and 40ish has survived at least a few sweaty dance parties at the Warhol-themed corner bar on College Street. The spot opened as Ciao Edie back in 1998 before being amalgamated with the space next door and renamed after the iconic pop artist. Unfortunately, Andy’s dancing days seem to be over, at least for the time being. According to a recent post on the bar’s Facebook page, penned by resident DJ Denise Benson, co-owners Michael Sweenie and Scott Lane have decided to step away from the nightlife industry because of a recent health scare. “They appreciate everyone who contributed to the nearly 16-year-adventure that has been Ciao Edie and Andy Poolhall,” writes Benson. “Thank you for the many wild nights, and great times had together!" There is a small glimmer of hope for Andy fans: Sweenie is apparently in talks with “a few potential new partners.”

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