Holman Grand Hotel. File photo
When the Holman Grand hotel shuts down Monday it will still be business as usual for the Redwater Rustic Grille.
Thomas Shaw, the restaurant's manager, said Redwater Rustic Grille rents its space and whatever happens with the hotel, the restaurant will stay open.
"It's just a matter of who we write the cheques to at the end of the month," he said.
Homburg Invest Inc. announced Thursday it will be shutting down the hotel as of Monday because of unsustainable losses and that left many in Charlottetown wondering what would happen to the restaurant and its staff.
But Calgary based Vintage Group, which owns six restaurants in Calgary, also owns the Redwater Rustic Grille and it is a separate entity from Homburg Invest Inc.
Shaw said that while the Redwater Rustic Grille is a tenant in the building, it also had the catering and room service contract for the hotel.
"Just to make it sort of an all-around package for any sort of guest that were to stay there," he said.
The restaurant also shares a lobby with the hotel, including the bathrooms, and Shaw said that may lead to the Redwater Rustic Grille taking on more duties to maintain those spaces while the hotel is closed.
"Redwater Rustic Grille will have access to the lobby and the main doors," he said.
Despite those minor changes, Shaw said it's business as usual.
"Redwater's not going anywhere."