|Photo by Steve Brandon, used by permission.|
Yes, this is actually happening. Not a joke, apparantly. From the Hintonburg Community Association:
Public wake for the Hintonburg KFC The KFC in Hintonburg next to the Elmdale Tavern has closed its doors. To collectively deal with our grief and begin the healing process, a wake has been organized. The afflicted are invited to gather at the Elmdale, Saturday June 4 from 5-7 pm.Fred Schubert, director of His Lady of Mercy, and Rev. Anthony Bailey of Parkdale United Church have agreed to deliver a few words of comfort. The HCA is offering a Hintonburg/Mechanicsville history book for the best spoken word, poetry or song memorial of the departed. Follow us on Twitter for other elegists.
Update: The Citizen has posted an article about the wake, including an interview with Jeff Leiper who’s organizing the event.
See also: Ottawa Neighbourhoods Guide