It now appears likely that 15th Ave E’s much loved dive The Canterbury will live on — in name and spirit if not in its olde tyme entirety.
CHS has reported on the planned changes for the 15th and Mercer venue as Capitol Hill Housing sought out new tenants to take over the space in the Fredonia building Canterbury Ale and Eats has called home since 1976.
Enter Dave Meinert and Jason Lajeunesse – two princes of Pike/Pine, as we called them, with plans to add the location to their empire of food and drink including CHS advertiser Lost Lake and The 5-Point. The partners say they are still working out the long-term lease with Capitol Hill Housing but have made progress on striking a deal with outgoing owners Stefanie and David Roberge to keep the Canterbury name for the business.
In the meantime, CHS gets asked from time to time if the Canterbury is closed. It is not. You should stop by and spend a few special hours or two with her before the changes. The plan, last we heard, was to remain open for business through December and close the current chapter with a New Year’s bash.