THE BANK opened December of 2008 and right from the start YOU embraced us. We wanted to take this opportunity to look back at a some of what we have accomplished together and to thank you for all YOU have done.
You have made THE BANK one of only a small handful of places to spend your nights and we could not be more appreciative.
We gambled on the premise that you wanted a little bit more from your “nights out”…and boy did YOU!!
Together we have change nightlife in Barrie and in the process added some much needed words to the Barrie vernacular.
Guest Lists: Since our opening, multiple bars have finally woken to the fact that our nights are special and important. That we actually like to “plan” these nights in advance and there is a better way than lining and stacking us like bewildered cattle roaming Dunlop.
Bottle Service: We were told this would never work in Barrie. That Barrie wasn’t Toronto. That Barrie wasn’t “sophisticated” enough. Together we proved the naysayers dead wrong. “Line by-pass” and “FREE Cover” are the spoils of this victory and Barrie is absolutely “sophisticated” enough. Did they think north of Toronto was rural Alabama?
Rooftop Patio: We were told this wasn’t feasible. That “walls of glass” and “ipe wood” was too costly and impractical. That Barrie was fine with pressure treated wood boxes and free plastic furniture provided by Beer Sponsors.Well you made SKYBANK the best Patio in Barrie as voted two years in a row (Barrie Advance). Next time you go to another patio that is a little nicer nowadays, pat yourself on the back. What we did here made everyone sit up and take notice. Love getting noticed.
Dignity: Remember the vomit and urine drenched floors of the bathrooms other places used to subject us to as if we were caged in a shoddy Animal Shelter? Well no more. Look around at the bars downtown and most (if not all) have proper facilities finally affording us some dignity. In most cases we have overturned decades of neglect, abuse and being taken for granted. Pant cuffs have never been happier.
Courtesy: When we first provided an awning to cover our valued customers waiting in line because we didn’t want them standing in a downpour, other bars took notice and now provide this simple accommodation. “Bar Hair” has been saved!
Style Code: For as long as we can remember we would see our nights out being degraded by those who didn’t have the decency to put even the tiniest of efforts into appearance. Together we have shown Barrie that is not how we wish to spend our nights. The Jersey Shore look is a whole other problem ;)
Photo Albums: Together we have created over 32,000 pictures capturing YOU and your special night out! Now you’ll find a photographer in most bars. We did that. Together we surely did…of course we are partial to our B Click ;)
Today we would like to thank all of YOU for ALL we have done together. On behalf of all of us at THE BANK and including each and every one of our fantastic staff we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how humble and most grateful we are to YOU.