Gregor’s Place, new owners, same great taste!

Seen in image above (left to right front): Representatives of the South Dundas Council Archie Mellon, Jesse Swank, Jim Locke, and Mayor Evonne Delegrade, SDSG MPP Jim McDonell, new owners of Gregor's Place Jacki and Will Tibben, rep. for Guy Lauzon Adrien Bugelli, Morrisburg DBIA rep. Adeana McQuaig-Bedard, Juli Fashion Boutique proprieter Helen Derix, current Gregor's Place owner Benita Tippins, Brenda McIntosh. Also in photo are Mike Elsof and Doug Grenkie. Smith photo, Nation Valley News.

Kelsey Smith
Nation Valley News

MORRISBURG — After a trip to Thailand where he met his wife, Jacki, Will Tibben has now returned to Morrisburg to reopen a hometown favourite.

Will and Jacki Tibben are now the proud owners of Gregor’s Place.

Their ownership of the establishment becomes official Monday morning.

Current owner Benita Tippins will be coaching the Tibbens along every step of the way as they try to fill her big shoes.

“Benita will stay a while and teach us her recipes,” said Jacki.

S-D-SG MPP Jim McDonell, South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde, and South Dundas Chamber of Commerce President Tom Morrow were among the distinguished guests in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday.

McDonell reminded the crowd that owning your own business and taking the risk to do so “is a challenge” but told them he had absolute confidence in them and wished them all the best.

Morrow also offered his best wishes.

“Best of luck. You’ll do well. I can tell by the smiles on your faces,” he said with a grin.

Gregor’s Place isn’t the only restaurant Jacki owns.

She is also the proprietor of two Vegan and Thai-inspired restaurants in her homeland.

“There we make very healthy foods including homemade breads,” the Thailand-native explained.

She also mentioned that out of 736 restaurants in Thailand offering breakfast, one of her restaurants ranks at number six. The other restaurant is rated number 28 out of 1,700.

Although Gregor’s Place will offer the same diner-style foods, Jacki hopes to slowly introduce some of her Thai culture and love of food fusions into the menu.

Will commented that although the area is generally pretty “traditional,” they’re seeking public feedback on the new flavours being integrated into their menu. “Good or bad.”

The Thai food will be limited as they do not have the correct setup and there is no room for a wok.

The Tibbens are also hoping to expand hours of operation in the future, compared to the current daily 7 to 3 p.m.

Stop in at Gregor’s Place in the Morrisburg Shopping Area starting Monday enjoy some great food and meet the new and very friendly owners, Jacki and Will Tibben.

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