Brockville – Bud’s on The Bay, a fixture in Downtown Brockville for over 30 years is no more. The owners John & Martha Ackerman have decided to make the difficult decision to close for good.
“Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic our business has been severely affected and like so many other wonderful Independent Restaurants across Canada we have regrettably decided to close.” said John Ackerman in a post on their Facebook page.
On their Facebook page this morning they are receiving numerous comments from staff, former staff and customers, thanking them and wishing them good luck.
Bud’s is the latest casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic that has been hitting Canada since March. A few long time restaurants in Ottawa have recently announced their closure.
Hometown TV12 would like to wish John & Martha and the staff best wishes and good luck for the future.
Here is what was posted late last night on the Bud’s Facebook page.
Well…………that was quite a ride !
It is with Heavy Hearts that we write this to our Friends and Loyal Supporters. Sadly… the time has come for us to say Thank You and Goodbye.
A special Thank You to all our Team Members, Past and Present who contributed to the success of the operation for the past 30 years. Best Wishes to all of you !
Buds was where you might have met for Breakfast, a Lunch Date, enjoyed a juicy Steak or our Wood-Fired Pizza at Brimstone.
Over the years we have been Party Central in Brockville.
We have hosted Stag and Doe’s, Rehearsal Parties, Weddings, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Graduations, Retirement Parties,Anniversaries, Class Reunions and even Celebrations of Life,
You could have had you’re First date here. Some of you met you’re Wife or Husband here. You dined in the Pub or enjoyed the view on the Best Patio in the city.
You could have danced in the Nightclub, shuffled you’re feet on Two Step Tuesdays or enjoyed a Comedy show or Listened to a Great Band.
Sadly, it has all come to an close.
In the end, a very Difficult decision had to be made. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic our business has been severely affected and like so many other wonderful Independent Restaurants across Canada we have regrettably decided to close.
It has been a Pleasure to serve our supporters over the past 30 years.
We will Miss you all. We will Miss you very Much !
Thanks for the Memories .
John (Hack) and Martha