As Calgary struggles to get people into the downtown, a pillar of the night-owl community has closed. Gerry’s 24-Hour Restaurant was a d-spot for late night patrons who needed a giant plate of pancakes once the bars had closed.
Known for its funky wall decor and cheap eats, Gerry’s was a great place to hang out at all hours of the day. Unfortunately, one could see its demise nearing when the restaurant could no longer afford to stay open 24-7, and switched from 7 AM to 3 PM.
With no relief in sight for many businesses in terms of reduced rent or increased business, the city should start helping out these underdogs the best that they can.