Retail & Commercial

Marvin of Troy (Marvin Chodikoff and the Construction of the Mark Building, 1959)

There are a number of stories to be told of this diminutive midcentury commercial block. We’ll all miss The Mayflower of course, but the block itself needs its story told. Image: August 19, 2014.

You may remember last fall when I wrote about the early beginnings of the Mayflower Restaurant at the south east corner of Elgin and Cooper streets. A legendary place of local communion in its own right, the Mayflower served its last in October and closed. Over the ensuing winter and spring, behind hoarding, the storied diner and pub (along with the neighbouring tailor) were transformed into Deacon Brodie’s pub.