In a heartfelt note to its loyal customers posted to its Facebook page, Brio Gusto Restaurant & Wine Bar has announced that they are up for sale.
The Charlotte Street restaurant, which had celebrity Jerry Seinfeld visit it in 2014 for a meal after he played a show at the Memorial Centre, will be sorely missed by its patrons. The service and meals were fantastic, and they were heavily invested in giving back to the community.
Vegan health food restaurant chain Copper Branch has opened a location in Peterborough at 1040 Lansdowne Street West.
The 100 percent plant-based and organic quick-serve restaurant is officially opening their Peterborough branch to the public on Monday, July 23rd, and will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Local café Amusé Coffee Co., which opened its first location at 641 George St. in 2015, has now also opened a "pop up" location for its authentic Paris-inspired charm of fair trade organic whole bean coffee and baked goods in the main lobby of the VentureNorth Building in downtown Peterborough.
Owner Lindsay Brock will be serving Amusé products on Mondays and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the hopes of eventually being there more days.
“I’m so excited to be expanding into VentureNorth, they have so many exciting things happening in this building and I’m really happy to be connected to that,” says Brock. “We are currently here Mondays and Wednesdays for March, and hopefully on a more permanent basis thereafter.”
Amusé Coffee Co., which sprung out of the FastStart Peterborough program for budding entrepreneurs, continues to serve Fair Trade Organic whole bean coffee, premium loose tea, and a range of baked goods and brunch options with a French-feel.
The VentureNorth Building is located at 270 George St. N.
Iconic Indian restaurant Curry Village (306 George St. N) has been owned and operated by brothers Muslim and Shahidul Islam for 23 years.
The brothers immigrated to Peterborough from Bangladesh and decided a year later that the city had a culinary gap to fill and they went about filling it.
Celebrations begin with a special recognition event with Mayor Daryl Bennett, MP Maryam Monsef and DBIA executive director Terry Guiel this Friday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m at Curry Village.
"It is a great story to see a business have this long of a successful run in our downtown and we hope they continue to offer great Indian cuisine for many years to come," says Guiel.
The celebrations continue Saturday, September 23rd as the brothers host their yearly buffet special. This is something they do only once a year to celebrate each anniversary.
"Our buffet is a great chance to taste some of everything from our menu,” says Shahidul.
The Original Greek (724 Water Street) is closed for renovations.
The note in the window says they will be re-opening late August, but it's looking more like early September now.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]