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Spot restaurant plans to reopen

Fans of The Spot, fear not. There are no plans for the venerable restaurant to permanently close its doors.

The popular eatery has been shuttered since mid-March because of restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thomas “Ted” Powell, the longtime owner of the Burnaby Street eatery, stated his intention to reopen what is a Hamilton institution.

“We don't intend to close it — it's been open for 75 years,” Mr Powell said yesterday.

However, he said there were too many uncertainties to give a target reopening date.

He added: “There are several issues because the premises are so small. We have to work out how we're going to have social-distancing.

“We're waiting on the Corporation of Hamilton to get back to us on having outside dining.

“And we're also looking for an additional operator.”

The Spot normally employs between 12 and 15 people during busy times, Mr Powell said.

The restaurant, which has a loyal Bermudian customer base, has been owned by Mr Powell since 1971. It was first established by entrepreneur Arthur Foote in the 1940s.

Reopening planned: The Spot restaurant, which has been shuttered since mid-March (Photograph by Jonathan Kent)

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Published July 17, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated July 17, 2020 at 7:43 am)

Spot restaurant plans to reopen

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