Cheeseburgers closed until further notice
Anyone know why?
My understanding is that the owner just passed away and they are still in the process of figuring out how and when to re-open assuming someone will agree to take it over. I guess a lot of that will be determined who actually has control of it and whether they want to continue or sell?
I believe it had been for sale for a while. Hopefully someone will pick it up as it something of a landmark.
Yes, Cheeseburgers has been for sale for quite some time. Now that Eileen has passed, its uncertain whether it will reopen again. I suppose its only a matter of time to see what her executor plans to do. Everything has a price, but, the assets of Cheeseburger's consist only of old restaurant equipment, some tents, picnic tables, a lease and a lot of hungry mosquitos. Whose up for the challenge!
Persistent rumors and open discussion from current staff has it that the next restaurant on the East End to close will be Blue Water Terrace in April. Apparently, Lori is the front runner to operate a new resto in the planning stages at the Diageo Visitor's Center.
Chef Charles Mereday apparently continues to have cash flow issues while over-extending himself further with the launch of Par 3, his new venture at The Reef. It will be interesting to see how he makes out over the summer as the tourist season quickly draws to a close.
On a positive note, a Noodz (a noodle restaurant) is taking over the 40 Strand space downtown.
Thank you to all who replied!
Eileen was one of three partners who owned Cheeseburgers - the business and real estate. It was a highly profitable restaurant and bar business- and hopefully will be that again with new operators.
Eileen was one of three partners who owned Cheeseburgers - the business and real estate.
Eileen didn't own the real estate, it was leased.