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Major upgrades: an artist’s rendering of the proposed Catch Seafood Market and Grill on York Street, St George (Image from planning documents)

A former bakery in St George could become a new restaurant focused on seafood, according to a recent planning application.

The application, submitted by Brick Verde Architectural Services on behalf of Tonka Simpson, would turn Magnum House – the former Sweet Saak’s Bakery – on York Street into Catch Seafood Market and Grill.

The application stated: “It is our opinion that the Town of St George deserves new development, especially on York Street, as this is the main thoroughfare into the town, any enhancements to businesses along this street should be welcomed.

“Magnum House in its current state needs major upgrades, in our client’s endeavours of creating a lucrative restaurant business in the town centre we are hopeful that this proposed establishment will help breathe new life into the Town of St George while providing new cuisine offerings to locals and tourists alike.”

The application noted that the building is not a listed building, but that care had been taken in the planning process to preserve historical elements of the building.

Under the plan the ground level of the building would feature a takeout counter, reception and main kitchen with a butchers station and seafood market refrigerated displays.

Meanwhile the upper level would feature the restaurant’s main seating area and bar.

“The owner being an avid fisherman among other entrepreneurial endeavours, wanted the restaurant to feature nautical themes throughout the interior and exterior of the building,” the application said.

“The food offerings will feature fresh fish/seafood offerings in a unique fusion of Bermudian, Tulum style cuisine.”

The renovation work would also include the addition new frameless picture windows to create “active frontages” so patrons can look out onto York Street or the St George’s Harbour.

Major upgrades“ Magnum House, on Duke of York Street, in St George (Photograph from planning documents)

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Published March 18, 2023 at 8:00 am (Updated March 18, 2023 at 12:42 pm)

Plans submitted to turn former bakery into seafood restaurant

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