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Black Knight pub to briefly close for summer renovations

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The Black Knight Pub, a Yellowknife staple since 1997, is to receive a facelift.

Starting June 16, the pub will shut down Sunday to Wednesday for two weeks in order to install a new draft system to both the upstairs and downstairs bars.

As a result, customers will be able to choose from the same range of beers in both the downstairs Black Knight and upstairs Top Knight facilities.

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The renovation will also include minor cosmetic changes throughout the pub.

"Summer is our slowest time," said general manager Terry Hartwright, explaining why the work is planned for June.

"People would rather be outside instead of inside a bar, so we don't see a huge hit to our sales."

Hartwright admitted the draft system has been "in need of an upgrade" while cosmetic changes upstairs in the building "are for the appeal effect."

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Revamping the draft system will mean the introduction of all 12 beers currently available downstairs to the upstairs bar.

Hartwright said he hopes the changes will demonstrate there is still investment in the pub.