Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com
GRAVENHURST — Four months after closing for the summer, MuskokaTODAY.com has learned that the Boston Pizza franchise here begins renovations Monday, Aug. 20.
And the popular pizza place is expected to reopen Nov. 26 “in time for the busy holiday season.”
Joanne Forrester, senior vice-president, operations, told TODAY: “We’re excited that construction begins on Monday with an expected timeline of 12 weeks.”
She said: “We plan to spend two weeks re-training staff with a projected re-opening on Nov. 26, in time for the busy holiday season.
“In partnership with our franchisee and the staff, we’re looking forward to showcasing our brand new design elements to the Gravenhurst community.”
The restaurant closed at the end of April and the building has been totally gutted.
Security guards have been parked out front since then.
In the meantime, many people in town — and tourists turned away at the doors blocked by a bench — have been wondering when it will reopen.
To miss the busy — and profitable — summer season, then to reopen for the more quiet wintertime, seems perplexing.