MONTREAL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A fire broke out at Montreal's Stereo Nightclub on July 3rd, leaving the club largely intact but with considerable smoke and soot damage. While no patrons were injured, the club's walls, interior walls, floors and ceilings will need extensive work before the club will be ready for business.
Other infrastructure, such as the club's renowned stereo system, was left largely intact by the blaze. The adjacent Stereobar is sill open and will continue business as usual.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire and have described it as "suspicious." Canadian news source LCN/Canoe have estimated that the fire incurred approximately C$500,000 in damages.
A statement issued by the club thanked their patrons: "At Stereo, the unparalleled support we have received over the years from its patrons, staff, or artists has always been stellar, but in these tough times it has never shined more. Without at doubt, our fans are really the heart and soul of Stereo and will unquestionably ensure its continued success. Without you, the club wouldn’t exist. This is why we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your outpouring of support during this period of mourning and rebirth. We have received heartfelt messages from around the globe from music lovers worldwide vowing to join together to rebuild a home perceived as a Temple dedicated to Diversity, Harmony, Music, Peace & Love." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers