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The new owner of the Butte complex, Robert Lanthier, took over but struggled to recapture the energy of the past. Until the end of the 1980s, the old café-theatre put on shows, often in the form of dinner shows or “murder mystery” dinners. But over the years, the building on rue Monty was abandoned and finally demolished in 2006.

Colour photo of La Butte abandoned and plastered in 2004. The place is dilapidated and falling into ruin.

The abandoned buildings of the Butte

Colour photo of the empty, bare ground after the demolition of La Butte on Monty Street in Val-David. In the distance, trees without leaves.

The demolition