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#101 GabriolaGirl

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 04:16 PM

Rec'd an email from Spinnakers today, that didn't take too long to get part of it reopened.

 

Happy Holidays from the Hadfields and all of the Spinnakers family! 

The downstairs bar has been cleared to OPEN! Join us on Friday Dec. 2nd for the soft-opening of the bar, beer and charcuterie will be available from 5pm- midnight! The bar will maintain regular hours of 11am-12pm. See you there!


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#102 Bingo

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:02 AM

Contractors have built walls to separate the sections that need work from the area that is open.

To achieve the speedy reopening, Hadfield is paying for the repairs out-of-pocket, instead of waiting for the insurance process that would have held up renovations until February.

“Our biggest cost in this whole thing is not being open,” Hadfield said. “The process we’re going through is so much less expensive than the typical [insurance] process.”

All employees were told they would be paid until the business reopens, a move lauded by customers who told Hadfield the staff is key to their loyalty.

Hadfield said he’s overwhelmed by support from the community. The Island Chefs Collaborative announced Thursday that it is donating $12,000 to help Spinnakers reopen.

Hadfield credits the fire department with saving the building and preventing further damage.

“They went so far as to remove the model ships above the fireplace and tuck them away for safety,” he said. “It’s beyond words.”

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#103 GabriolaGirl

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:08 AM

As regular customers in the guest house, we agree that the staff is very good.  We are only there 2 or 3 times a year, but the breakfast staff know us, remember where we're from & even how we like our breakfast. 


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#104 Gary H

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:53 AM

Paul Hadfield spoke at last night's Bayview party and thanked everyone for their support and help in getting Spinnakers reopened (the downstairs portion).  And yes, that's a glass of Nut Brown Ale in his hand.  They were serving it along with their Kolsch, as well as several varieties of wine.   :cheers:

 

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#105 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:33 AM

Yates Street Taphouse Bar&Grill: In support for our friends at Spinnakers Brewpub we have opened up two beer taps to help them move some inventory while their pub is still just partially opened. We will now be pouring Fresh Hopped Sooke ESB and Blue Bridge Double Pale Ale at the Yates St. Taphouse!

 


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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#106 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:24 AM

Re-opens fully today.

 

http://www.cheknews....t-month-247266/


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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#107 Nparker

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:26 AM

Re-opens fully today.

Fully? Wow! That was FAST. 

:banana:

 



#108 Mike K.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:26 AM

Wow, that's an incredibly quick turn-around.


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#109 Bingo

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:53 AM

Super WOW  :wave: 



#110 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 04:13 PM

If it had not opened so early, I'd still be at 39,985 posts.


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<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#111 sdwright.vic

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 05:22 PM

So... why no pictures of the damage. Somebody needs fired!
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#112 Mike K.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:55 AM

Too soon, sd! Too soon.
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#113 Bingo

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:58 AM

Yes, it's too soon.



#114 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:13 PM

✪  Please SHARE!  Via Joe Perkins ‏@CTVNewsJoe  -  How about that.  Victoria firefighters now have their own beer. @Spinnakers says thanks for saving its historic brewpub. #YYJ

 

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#115 SimonH

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:25 PM

Kudos to whoever designed the Trump posters on the partition wall upstairs.

 

It reads along the lines " We built a wall. Making Spinnakers Great again "



#116 Mixed365

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 05:54 PM

That fireman's beer is really, really cool. Good for them. 


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#117 Nparker

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:13 PM

...Victoria firefighters now have their own beer. @Spinnakers says thanks for saving its historic brewpub...

I wouldn't drink beer if I were dying of thirst and it was the only liquid available, but even I think this is a terrific way to acknowledge those who worked so hard to ensure that Spinnakers survived to brew another day.  :thumbsup:



#118 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 07:38 PM

Ya, it's neat.  They have some flexibility for shorter runs, it's sort of a foil label that goes onto blank cans.  A few cents more per can, but makes it versatile.


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#119 Mike K.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:53 PM

Anyone else think that fireman looks like George Micheal?

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#120 Nparker

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:03 PM

Anyone else think that fireman looks like George Micheal?

Only if the label was designed since Christmas Day.  ;)



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