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8th Floor Sky Event Centre & Tea Room Re-Opened

Friday the 28th of 2017 BY Pork Chop

We are pleased to announce that Black’s Sky Room and the original Tea Room are both once again available for events.

These two historic spaces were renovated in 2010.

The Tea Room, which is on the eighth floor of the original section of the building, closed in 1929 when an eight-story addition was attached to the Black’s Building.

The Sky Room, on the eighth floor of that addition opened in 1929 as the new Tea Room. It was renamed as the Sky Room in 1964 and was open until 1979. The space can accommodate more than 260 guests.

Since 1929, the original Tea Room in the 1913 building has been used as a boardroom, then later as a meeting space and finally it was home to bankruptcy court in the 1990’s. That renovated space can hold up to 91 people.

“People have been encouraging us to re-open and we have already accepted several bookings. The space needed little work since their was already a recent renovation.”

Aaron Buzza, executive director of the Waterloo Convention and Tourism Bureau, said another downtown venue makes the city an easier sell. The Black’s Building, though, adds an emotional and nostalgic appeal.

“We’re ready to begin booking events immediately.”

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