CHESTERVILLE — Dignitaries gathered with the owners of Doyle’s Pub & Eatery yesterday to officially cut the ribbon at the Main Street North establishment that has already proven itself a survivor and success.
Proprietors John and Chrisy Thompson acquired the former A.T. David’s store in February 2020 and embarked on renovations to transform the building into a licensed eatery on one side, an ice cream and “sweet” shop on the other. The pandemic then making headlines in China was still a few weeks away from transforming life in Ontario — quite dramatically for anyone in the restaurant business.
Tribute to the nickname used by Chrisy Thompson’s late mother, the “Doyle’s” pub opened to the public at the end of November 2020, with the sweet shop debuting the following April. Pivoting during these pandemic times, the establishment this spring opened a side patio and welcomed patrons back to indoor dining this month, under Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan.