A Riverside drive bar that's operated for more than a century could soon be facing a wrecking ball.

The owners of Abars on Riverside Drive and Lauzon Road say they have applied for a demolition permit.

The building is currently on the city's heritage list.

Demolition will have to first be approved by the planning, heritage and economic development standing committee.

The public will be allowed to voice any concerns at a committee meeting in May.