The building at the north-west corner of University and Kent in downtown Charlottetown has been empty for as long as I can remember. When we first moved here, 20 years ago, it was home to both CFCY and Sam the Record Man, and as such a sort of musical nexus; since they both moved out it’s been getting evermore eyesore every year. Reports are that the inside is even worse.
But this week, all of a sudden, the modern exterior – plaster and aluminum siding – is being peeled off and the old brick facing revealed. It’s in sorry shape – missing bricks, missing windows, painted white – but perhaps it will rise again as a grand old building?