TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - After 35 years in operation, Toronto's first dockside dining establishment, Pier 4 Storehouse Restaurant, is closing.
Walter Oster opened the restaurant in 1977. The original facility had been used for storing cargo brought in by ships and later distributed to rail cars on the opposite side of the Pier. Oster converted the space into a 400 seat restaurant and bar which counted Hollywood icons Richard Burton and Ben Kingsley among its regular visitors. The nautical theme concept was the first of its kind in the city. Pier 4 houses "the largest private historical nautical artifact collection in Ontario," said Oster.
The closure of the restaurant is the end of an era. "These people are family", Oster spoke of his staff. "We put a lot of blood, sweat and tears in here". The final day of business will be September 30th.
A public auction will take place on Wednesday, October 10th to sell the entire contents of the restaurant. Asset Services Inc. will conduct the auction. Those interested will be able to bid live or bid online. Information is on their website www.assetservices.ca.
Image with caption: "Pier 4 Storehouse Restaurant closing after 35 years as a landmark on Toronto's waterfront. All contents and artifacts will be up for auction. (CNW Group/Pier 4 Storehouse Restaurant)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120925_C9371_PHOTO_EN_18448.jpg
SOURCE: Pier 4 Storehouse Restaurant
For further information:
Walter Oster, Owner Pier 4 Storehouse Restaurant
Kim Mueller, Asset Services Inc.