STANSTEAD — For a few years now, businesswoman Erin Garand had been thinking about opening a cafe or bar where people could come together at the end of the week from both sides of the border, and unwind. The opportunity presented itself when Sans Frontières Café in Stanstead temporarily closed its doors in June.
Since then, Erin and her husband Jason Hartley have taken over the landmark bar on Rue Dufferin, spending months decorating the club, and working to bring new activity to the border town. The bar reopenend as Cabaret Sans Frontières in November.
Erin’s vision was a place that combined comedy and music.
“I wanted this to be a place that brought people together for good times and laughter, and where people would say ‘wow’ when they come in.” Garand said.
Cabaret Sans Frontières is just that. The club is beautifully decorated and provides a classy, romantic atmosphere for patrons. They offer a full bar, and serve light fare throughout the weekend shows.
Every Friday the club features stand-up comedy, which, through Comedylounge.ca, has already featured some of the best comedians in the country. Shows generally have 3-4 comedians per night.
Saturdays at the club is always live music. Shows are booked well into 2016, and are usually tribute bands, paying homage to such legends as Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Heart.
Cabaret Sans Frontières is just another example of the revitalization that has been taking place on Rue Dufferin over the last few years. Angel in the Heart of Your Kitchen at Restaurant la Vieille Douane, which sits in the old customs building and just next door to the new Cabaret, reopened its doors this summer, and there are a few more projects in the works.
This Friday’s comedy show will feature Paul Baluyot and friends. Paul Baluyot is a Montreal based stand-up comedian. His charming, clever and laid back style has allowed him to work on many stages, touring throughout Canada, the United States, and the Philippines. He will be performing alongside a carload of hilarious comedians.
Music this Saturday will feature Priscillia Quirion, from La Voix TV Show.
The bar opens at 5, with shows starting at 8 p.m.
Cabaret Sans Frontières is located at 240 Dufferin Street, in Stanstead. For more information, visit them online at: http://sansfrontieresbar.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Cabaret-Sans-Frontières-892562864160072/timeline