End Of An Era At Former Pub

Workers paint over the mural depicting a medieval English pub on the former Canterbury Ales this week. Sur Argentinean Steakhouse has occupied the building since Billy Hoest closed Canterbury Ales three years ago.

Workers paint over the mural depicting a medieval English pub on the former Canterbury Ales this week. Sur Argentinean Steakhouse has occupied the building since Billy Hoest closed Canterbury Ales three years ago.

The 36-year-old mural on the north wall of the former Canterbury Ales in Huntington village is on its way out.

Juan Reartes, co-owner of, and chef at, Sur Argentinian Steakhouse, current tenant of the 314 New York Ave. building, said Wednesday that after three years in the building it’s time to give it a new look.

“We were trying to keep it, but it doesn’t go now,” he said. “So we’re going to do something fresh, something different, something modern.”

Sur Argentinean Steakhouse took over the building after Canterbury Ales closed in August 2013 after 36 years.

The Canterbury Ales mural was painted by Phillip Jordan, painter of the celebrated mural at Finnegan’s, and Celia Kimbal in 1980. The entire northern side of the building was painted to create the illusion of an English pub, sporting faux Tudor wood beams, stained glass windows and medieval scenes.