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Boathouse in Kitchener’s Victoria Park to remain closed until end of COVID-19 pandemic

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The Boathouse in Victoria Park will remain closed until after the pandemic, a spokesperson for the City of Kitchener said Tuesday.

“The City has delayed issuing the request for proposal (RFP) to secure a new tenant due to the pandemic and challenges faced by our restaurant, hospitality, and entertainment communities,” Shawn Falcao told Global News in an email.

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“Staff is continuing to monitor the impact of the pandemic on local restaurants and the RFP for a new tenant will be issued post-pandemic.”

The historic building was last home to a live music venue and the restaurant closed its doors without much explanation toward the end of 2019.

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The building is leased by the city of Kitchener, which at the time of the closure said it would search for a new tenant after assessing current community needs.

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