The Fall of Farnam Block – Lydia’s Pub (Saskatoon Scene)

Great times had by many!!

Sip & Twirl

The times change, this I know… and there always seem to be (good?) reasons given, but to see the iconic Farnam Block building on Broadway and 11th actually being torn down feels pretty awful.


You might say it’s just a building, and buildings get torn down and replaced all the time.  But for anyone who has come from, lived in, or even passed through Saskatoon, this particular building is full of so much more.

For me, it’s where I tried out my first fake ID and, subsequently, my first real one too.  It’s where most Friday or Saturday (or Wednesday… or Monday…) nights began or and/or ended.  It’s where afternoons with friends slowly turned into nights to remember and strangers turned into lifelong friends.  It’s where we watched young musicians find their voices and go on to become big names in the Canadian scene.  It’s where we all grew…

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