Demolition of Abars begins
Crews start demolition of Abars in Windsor, Ont., on Monday July 18, 2016. (Angelo Aversa / CTV Windsor)
Demolition has begun on an east Windsor establishment.
The fate of Abars was decided by Windsor city council, which opted for demolition the bar on the river to make way for future developments.
Crews started to tear down the historic prohibition-era roadhouse on Monday.
The nature of the future development is still unknown.The owners of the property say the plan moving forward is to the keep the property as green space and that the project can be done within 90 days.
According to a city report, Abars was built in 1904 and gained prominence for serving illegal hooch to prominent figures like Al Capone, during the prohibition era.
In 2010, it was placed on the city's heritage register for its historical significance to a by-gone era in Windsor and Detroit.