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Checking out: Maple Leaf Gardens

It took four years, but they finally figured out how to keep the ice in old Maple Leaf Gardens.

Updated: October 24, 2003, 10:41 AM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

They gutted history And put in a grocery store -- Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell

Okay, so maybe that wasn't exactly what Mitchell sang, because the song was "Big Yellow Taxi" and not "Big Yellow Arena."

But if the one-time Toronto resident was moved to rewrite the words in reaction to the news that Maple Leaf Gardens in downtown Toronto will become a Loblaws grocery store and shopping complex, maybe that's the way she would phrase it.

Or maybe not.

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