Redwater Rustic Grille not closing

Ryan Ross
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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."


Organizations: Homburg Invest Inc., Holman Grand hotel, Calgary based Vintage Group

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Calgary

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Recent comments

  • Redwater Rustic Grille's new menu?
    November 03, 2012 - 17:29

    To roll with the punches, why doesn't the Redwater Rustic Grille rename their menu items: Ghizfizz (an empty glass with an Olive), Fishybusiness (fish burger with fries and lots and lots of gravy). The Plan B (you order one thing, but get another), The Homburger (a hamburger with everything on the bottom, nothing on top) . . . come on, you get what I mean. Any other suggestions?

  • peisam
    November 03, 2012 - 08:37

    So glad that the people that work at this wonderfully delicious restaurant still have jobs!! We discovered this gem when we were home this summer!! So glad that it doesn't have to close.

  • Homburg Shlomburg
    November 02, 2012 - 21:50

    Richard Homburg is a major investor / shareholder in the group that owns Redwater Grille. Keep that in mind and think about all the local contractors that got screwed when you're chewing on your steak.

    • who feels bad?
      November 05, 2012 - 00:42

      All those contractors are rich, none of them are starving heck they could afford to eat at red waters a lot even, every business has losses once and a while it's part of doing business anyone who has done any amount of business knows that.

  • Joe Citizen
    November 02, 2012 - 20:54

    Yup, don't throw the baby out with the bath water. Best steak I ever had!

  • Belinda Montigny
    November 02, 2012 - 18:55

    I have had dinner here and I would rate it right up with a number of great restaurant experiences in Canada and United States. It was a meal to remember; service was excellent.