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Christopher Ryan: CD Howe books a permanent suite at the Belle Claire (Part 2)

A weekly feature by Christopher Ryan, a local photographer, blogger and researcher. It appears every Friday on our blog. There’s an old joke that goes something like “An official from Public Works and one from the National Capital Commission walk into a bar…” As with any number of establishments in Ottawa’s downtown in the immediate postwar period, by hook or by crook, the federal government’s insatiable appetite for office space shouldered them out of the picture. ...

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Ottawa restaurant names that are even more confusing than Union 613

](http://ottawastart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/hungfatt.jpg) Photo by [ Jean Labelle ](http://www.flickr.com/photos/labellephoto/5530394187/) . So I wondered, what other restaurants have potentially confusing name. You know, like “Panda Garden” in Kanata, that ** _ DOESN’T ACTUALLY SERVE PANDAS! _ ** Or the Byward Market bar called “Liquor Store” which is _ ** NOT IN FACT AN LCBO OUTLET! ...