The Lakeside Pub Restaurant is shutting down after 11 years in operation.

The Lakeside Pub Restaurant is shutting down after 11 years in operation.

Lakeside Pub closing

On Saturday, September 22 the restaurant will open its doors likely for the last time.

The Lakeside Pub Restaurant has a long and storied history, and on Saturday, September 22 the restaurant will open its doors likely for the last time when they hold a closing party after decades of serving the community.

“The whole reason behind the closing is that I have some health issues,” business co-owner Guido Hochheiden said. “Health is more important than anything else.”

Guido and wife Helga Hochheiden are tenants of the lakeside building and have run the restaurant for the past 11 years, since July of 2001. Guido said the decision to close the restaurant wasn’t something he had planned on; that it was more of a sudden decision. On September 22, they will be hosting an impromptu closing party open to the public running from the afternoon into the evening with games and prizes and Guido joked the theme of the party would be “drink the bar dry.”

The Lakeside Pub Restaurant has also been known for two main events they put on each year — the Lakeside Fly Event and an annual charity concert to benefit the Columbia Valley Food Bank in December. Guido said it was hard to let those events go, but that he is also in the process of looking for someone else to hopefully host the benefit concert in the future, and is welcoming any and all donations to the food bank at their closing party.

“We did this for 11 years, and of course we thank all of our customers, and especially the community,” Guido said. “These are things that are really coming from the heart — it’s a little tough to let that go.”

Guido was unsure what would happen to the building, but at the regular Invermere council meeting on Tuesday, September 11 a request was approved to fast-track an application to down-zone or re-zone the land to a residential designation.

 

Just Posted

The end of an Echo
The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

Princeton wildfire phots courtesy of Debbie Lyon.
UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers
VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

Aerial view south of Williams Lake Friday afternoon shows dry lightning storm passing over, leaving fire starts behind. Lightning sparked more than 100 new fires Friday. (Black Press)
VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017
DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase
59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

(Flickr/Andreas Eldh)
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage
Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds
UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Photo by: WeissPaarz.com
Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert
UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

A university study finds that about nine per cent of Canada’s Grade 11 and 12 students – roughly 66,000 teens – have driven within an hour of drinking and 9.4 per cent drove after using marijuana.                                 Photo: Now-
Leader file
One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records
Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read