Former Celestin to become Birch Bistro under new owner

The well-known former bank building at Mt.Pleasant and Manor Rds. has a new tenant. The large premises will open soon as the Birch Bistro. Not too many details are known but the operator, Laurie, has posted her friendly hello on the door. This location was for many years Celestin and was purchased by the Bailey Brothers, Ivan and James, in 2009. They changed the name to Bar Mar in April in keeping with their Peruvian ancestry but  in December announced they would close the restaurant. The little shop that adjoins it on Mt. Pleasant was a butcher and it is understood that Laurie intends to operate a cheese shop in this space. Hope so.