Good­bye Sec­ond Cup, hello scream­ing men

We mourn its loss in the Mil­ton-parc com­mu­nity

The McGill Daily - - News - Dr. An­dreja Vi­ju­mic

It is with great re­gret and sad­ness that we say good­bye to the 24h Sec­ond Cup on Parc, which passed away sud­denly on Fe­bru­ary 1, 2017. The 24h Sec­ond Cup was a place to study, to spend time with friends, or sim­ply to es­cape the bitter wind. In the win­ter, we en­joyed the em­brace of its torn, mis­shapen arm­chairs; in the sum­mer, we lounged on its gen­er­ous pa­tio, en­joy­ing the view of the empty lot across the street. For many, it pro­vided some­thing that no man ever could: com­fort, warmth, and sup­port, any time of day, any day of the year. There was no bet­ter ex­am­ple of the value of per­se­ver­ance and deter­mi­na­tion; as long as the 24h Sec­ond Cup was serv­ing cof­fee all night, by God, could we fin­ish our 20 page re­search pa­pers by morn­ing. From its im­prob­a­bly steep roof, to its jar­ringly neon ‘24h’ signs, to its over­whelm­ingly brown and beige decor, the 24h Sec­ond Cup was a shin­ing bea­con of hope; it was the light­house at the edge of the Ghetto, guid­ing Mcgill stu­dents safely ashore. The 24h Sec­ond Cup may be gone, but like the gen­tle, nev­erend­ing melody of its am­bigu­ous pop rock playlist, the spirit of the 24h Sec­ond Cup will never die. The 24h Sec­ond Cup is sur­vived by the Mil­ton Ur­ban Eatery.

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