July 4th, 2008
Official press release
Hello to all Stereo fans,
As many of you may well already know, Stereo was hit by fire on Wednesday at around midnight. Damages are considerable but the club is far from being a total loss for two major reasons. First, only the infrastructure was badly hurt. Our famous sound system was mostly unaffected. The largest repair workload will be related to some rebuilding of the back end and to cleaning up due to the thick smoke which tends to leave a mess of soot after such a fire.
The second reason, and without a doubt the most important of all, is that YOU are really the heart of Stereo. Without you, the club wouldnâ€™t matter anyway. We would like to take the time to thank all of you for your constant support in this sad moment of difficulties as you have already shown us in the past.
Stereo will reopen its door quickly enough, rest assured. We will have to wait for the investigation on criminal fires to be over to be able to start up repairs of any kind. All of this should be done rather quickly, despite the extent of the damage.
Meanwhile, we would like to inform you that Stereobar will nevertheless be opened this weekend. DJ Chopin will be celebrating his birthday Friday Night and Joubin, who was scheduled to play upstairs, will also take turns behind the turntables with Jeff Fontaine. Saturday night, Alain Jackinsky and Patrick Guay will also move their night downstairs alongside duo Bruno Brown & Erik El.
We would also like to point out that the terrace on Ste-Catherine is now opened and will be every Thursday and Fridays from 5pm to midnight, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to Midnight. An ideal space to spend some time outside with good friends.
For all those who had bought their tickets for the Victor Calderone (July 12) and Ferry Corsten (July 18), a second message will be released to inform you of the necessary steps to take, if NECESSARY. We are presently looking at the possibility of transferring those nights into another establishment. More details about these matters will follow in the days to come.
Thank you all for staying loyal to us.
The Stereo management