Gerti's Under New Ownership, Read The Goodbye Note From Gerti

The stalwart Hunter Street pub Gerti’s has been sold after 14 years under the ownership of proprietors/brothers Gerti and Alban Sina. Diana Horvatic Hunter, Sean Hunter and Cole McCall are taking over the pub, and keeping the name.

Alban & Gerti Sina (Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada)

Alban & Gerti Sina (Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada)

The iconic pub first opened in summer 2005, and was one of the originators of what would become known as the Café District along Hunter Street West as more and more pubs and restaurants opened along the strip, transforming that portion of downtown Peterborough.

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Gerti, always a big proponent of having a vibrant and healthy downtown, wrote this goodbye night to patrons on his Facebook page…

“Hello friends,

Alban Sina and I would like to take a moment to announce that after 14 amazing years we have sold Gerti’s and our last night there will be Saturday night. We would like to invite our friends, family, and custumers to stop in for a drink as we celebrate this achievement.

We are thrilled to have sold to Diana Horvatic Hunter, Sean Hunter and Cole McCall as they are excited to continue with business as usual after a few short weeks of renovations. Let’s welcome these guys with open arms, and wish them nothing but success in the years to come.

We want to to thank our customers that have supported us from the day we opened our doors, and the incredible staff that we’ve had over the years. We will forever be grateful!!

With all the love and gratitude,

Gerti, and Alban”

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Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher Showed Up At Gerti's Last Night In Downtown Peterborough

Carrie and Mike at Gerti's. Restaurant-goers at Gerti's on Hunter Street in downtown Peterborough were star struck Saturday night (July 14th) when in walked country music star Carrie Underwood with her husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, who is from the area. 

They arrived at Gerti's for a post wedding reception party, as Mike's brother, Rob, married earlier in the day in town.

Seems the wedding guests weren't supposed to show up at Gerti's until later, about 1 a.m., for what was supposed to be a private party, but the power went out at the Peterborough golf club where the wedding reception was being held—there was a power outage in parts of the city last night—so about 50 to 60 guests arrived at Gerti's earlier, at around 11:00 p.m., for celebrations.

And since the restaurant was still open to the public, fans inside got to glimpse Carrie and Mike sitting at a booth with some other guests from the wedding for a while before the celebrity couple moved to the back patio along with most of the other guests.

There was a buzz in the air when they arrived and fans tweeted their excitement, with @LaurieBecks saying, "Carrie underwood is at Gerti's in Peterborough right now!!!"

The private couple left shortly after midnight before the other guests, which is when we snapped this picture above as they were standing with Mike's father Jim.

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There is no shortage of amazing places to eat and drink and dance in downtown Peterborough. PtboCanada's Creative Director Evan Holt gives us a taste in this photo tour...


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182 Charlotte St.

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123 Simcoe St.

225 Hunter St. W.

180 Hunter St. W.

217 Hunter St. W.

What's your favourite bar/restaurant in the Patch and why?

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