Johnny’s Mayfair Burns

We woke up this morning to the news that there had been a fire at the corner of Prince and Kent Streets in downtown Charlottetown — just two blocks from our house. The fire destroyed the former Johnny’s Mayfair Tea Room (most recently a tattoo and piercing shop), the City Cab stand, Rose’s Barber Shop, and the Tribes shop. It looks like the Princess Nails shop, and the Thai restaurant, as well as the Velvet Underground bar around the corner, were spared, but I imagine they suffered water damage. Here’s how the scene looked on the way to work this morning:

Fire at Prince and Kent Fire at Prince and Kent Fire at Prince and Kent

This is a both a devastating loss for the tenants of the building and significant loss for the city. My heart goes out to the firefighters who waged a long and bitterly cold battle against the fire last night.


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Ann on March 9, 2007 - 15:21 Permalink

What a sad, sad sight.

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Melinda on September 12, 2009 - 11:58 Permalink

I was so sad when I got word of this.
When I was young, my Dad would take me into Johnny’s every Friday or Saturday. I have many happy memories of this place and to go home and see the bare corner of Kent and Prince, it seems so surreal.
Thanks for posting this! :)