Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Stereo - not again

Police investigate possible arson at Stereo night club
The Gazette - September 1, 2009 7:01 AM

Police are investigating a possible arson at Stereo night club, a popular destination on Ste. Catherine St. E. in the Gay Village.

A female employee of the bar discovered the fire after hearing a bang at around 4:15 a.m., Montreal police said.

The establishment at 858 Ste. Catherine St. E. sustained major damage before firemen could extinguishe the fire.

Police don't yet know how or when the fre was started, but called it "suspect."

Source: Montreal Gazette

Latest news: "Stereo nightclub fire was arson: Montreal police"

A Tuesday morning fire at the popular nightclub Stereo in the Gay Village was arson, Montreal police confirmed.

The fire started shortly after 4 a.m. and was put out in less than an hour.

After an investigation, an arson squad confirmed that accelerants were found on the scene.

The blaze marks the second time in just over a year that the popular destination at 858 Ste. Catherine St. E. has been targeted.

Stereo was scheduled to launch an extravagant five-day reopening on Sept. 3 after a fire gutted it in July 2008.

No one was charged in that arson. The police have no suspects in this morning's blaze, either.

"It's still too early to say if the two are linked," said Montreal police Constable Annie Lemieux, who also commented that the accelerant was "not a Molotov cocktail."

A female security guard discovered the fire after hearing "what sounded like a small explosion" at 4:15 a.m., Lemieux said.

The three-floor building sustained major damage before firemen could extinguish the conflagration.

Arson investigators are still on the scene.

Source: Montreal Gazette


Anonymous said...

This is fucked up! I just found out. My friend and I are coming up and got tickets for Saturday. I've been following this blog and was very excited.

Anonymous said...

No suspects eh.... well let's do some math boys and girls.... two after hours club minus the more popular of the two equals, MAJOR new revenues for the remaining club without so much as a coat of paint. Burned down club with a legion of fans days from re opening.... major loss of business for the remaining club.... COME ON PEOPLE, who do YOU think did it?