Goodbye Second Cup, hello screaming men
We mourn its loss in the Milton-parc community
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.