Four Mile House Restaurant in View Royal will be re-opening in January 2020, after a structure fire left significant damage on Tuesday, Oct. 22. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Four Mile Pub plans to re-open by January 2020

Christmas is cancelled at the View Royal Pub according to spokesperson

The Four Mile Pub plans to re-open by January 2020, according to a spokesperson.

This comes after a fire ravaged through the restaurant on Oct. 22, causing extensive damage.

“We’re disappointed that we couldn’t open in November, but we’re just beginning to clear the areas and starting to repair the place,” said Kyle Porter, spokesperson for the Four Mile Pub.

“[On the day of the fire] most of the time was spent searching for source and punching into walls and ceilings. Some people were saying we might be closed for a year, so we’re just glad we are pushing for sometime in January, but no solid date yet.”

RELATED: Chef recalls ‘attic full of smoke’ during Four Mile restaurant fire Tuesday

Porter said the restaurant owners have begun cancelling their Christmas bookings, which is one of the busiest times of the year for them. He said that was the toughest part, but the team has been dealing with it.

“The most damaging part is that it’s a tipping industry,” Porter added. “We’re doing our best to make sure our [60] staff will have their wages covered. We’re working with them to get through this, and also when it comes to telling customers who booked their Christmas parties months in advance that we can’t meet their request.”

Fire Chief Paul Hurst told Black Press previously that the situation could have been much worse. He said that if the fire had occurred after hours with no staff present, “it probably would have taken the building out”.

READ MORE: UPDATED: View Royal structure fire leaves Four Mile House Restaurant with ‘extensive damage’

“Really quick work by fire crews initially on scene and with support from [44] firefighters from Esquimalt, Colwood and Langford, they managed to contain the fire quickly.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Porter said they are looking forward to welcoming people back when the new year rolls around.

“We’ve been in the community for 40 years now. We don’t usually shut down for more than one day a year. This is solely out of left field, but we’re so thankful for the concerns from the community on social media. We’re just glad that the restaurant hasn’t been entirely lost.”

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com


@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

CRD wants closer relations with First Nations

Committee recommends the CRD board open the door to representation

Victoria members-only club to consume cannabis raided, marijuana seized

The club, 16:20, is located on Blanshard Street across from the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

First arrests made at BC Legislature after demonstrators spray chalk on property

Legislature security arrested two people, allegedly for mischief

Vic High theatre tackles youth homelessness and more in 2020 musical

‘Runaways’ created in New York, but has parallels in Victoria: director

Saanich Subway restaurant robbed at knifepoint

Police ask witnesses to come forward

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

BREAKING: Kelowna RCMP to further investigate 13 sexual assault cases, create sexual assault unit

Recommedations come five months after it was revealed 40 % of sexual assaults were deemed ‘unfounded’

Explicit Greta sticker linked to Alberta company draws outrage

The sticker includes the logo of Red Deer-based X-Site Energy Services

Share Now, formerly Car2Go, leaves Canada with valuable data in changing market: expert

Vancouver was its largest market in North America, with more than 300,000 customers

Off-duty RCMP officer helps catch Cache Creek car thief

‘This is just one example of how we are always ready to respond to emergencies’

What’s happening: Coronavirus forges on, as world hunts solutions

Japan closes all elementary, middle and high schools until spring holidays in late March

Should you shave your beard to stop COVID-19? The U.S. CDC has a guide

Facial hair could be a big no-no if COVID-19 reaches pandemic status

Most Read