Posted by Phil Andrews
The venerable Arena Bar and Grill sports pub has reportedly closed.
It apparently ceased operations earlier this fall.
The bar's ownership changed within about the past year and it struggled to thrive after the transition.
A sign on its front entrance asserts it will be closed temporarily for renovations.
But an Arena customer has advised that the business has come to an end.
Dated notices from the city and a mail-out utility bill are wedged into the doorspace at the edge of the bar's door frame.
Calls to the business yield a busy signal.
The bar has been warmly regarded as being a base for a tight community of regular patrons. It has also been a supporter of a variety of charitable causes in the Guelph area. It has also staged a few well-attended blues music festivals in recent years.