THUNDER BAY – Entertainment – Thunder Bay icon The Apollo is up for sale. The ad, placed on Kijiiji states, “For sale, owner wants to retire. Located in the now-hopping Entertainment District of Thunder Bay. Fully equipped bar/restaurant with rental income and lots of potential. Excellent sound room(“A” room). Perfect for an energetic entrepreneur”.
The ad states the selling price is $575,000.
On Exclaim.ca, “In a 2012 interview, Apollo Ghosts frontman Adrian Teacher told !earshot, “I was on tour across Canada with another band in 2006. We played a bar in Thunder Bay called the Apollo. After the show, we stayed upstairs in the giant empty hotel. Each band member had their own room. It was full of old exercise equipment, sawdust, broken furniture, etc.
“I remember going to sleep and being totally convinced that someone was staring at me. I kept my eyes shut, though. I could feel something at the end of the bed watching me. In the morning, I wrote in my tour journal, ‘Apollo Ghosts.’ When I was looking for a band name for a new project, that was what got used.”
Over recent days, on Social Media Website Facebook, the building owner’s daughter has explained some of the reasons for selling the building include her father’s failing health, and the cost of operating the venue.
The Apollo is in the heart of Thunder Bay’s Waterfront District and busy entertainment district.