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THE KINCARDINE INDEPENDENT, Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crabby Joe's now open under new ownership By Josh Howald Crabby Joe’s Tap and Grill in Kincardine has reopened under new ownership. Ian Cumming opened the restaurant Thursday, and is inviting the public to come try a brand new menu. “We’re looking forward to a new beginning,” said Cumming Thursday afternoon. He owns two other Crabby Joe’s franchises – one in Port Elgin and one in Hanover.

“I saw an opportunity within a geographic location that worked with my existing restaurants,” he said. “I think it fits in well with the two other stores and I’m eager to expand the market.” A Paisley native, he was the purchasing manager at Chapman’s Ice Cream in Markdale before entering the restaurant business four years ago. He’s the son of Helen and Jack, a former Warden on Bruce County Council.

Ian Cumming “They run a farm in Paisley, and I bought a far m there myself

12 years ago,” he said. “Kincardine is a small community and we like to get involved. We’ll be community oriented as much as we can, and we plan to get involved with different organizations (sports sponsorships, for example).” He said most of the old Crabby Joe’s staff will return, but he is still looking for more employees to fill all positions – from serving, to back-of-house to management, both full and part-time. Any

interested should apply within with a resume. “I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in

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Rugby club, councillor make up Barbarians apologize to council, ask for future support By Eric Howald The last time the K i n c a rd i n e B a r b a rians visited Kincardine council, they were on the defensive. Late last year, the Barbarians bypassed municipal procedures and started levelling land near the Tiverton Sports Centre for a new rugby pitch. That raised the ire of council. Wednesday evening it was a completely different story. The president of the club, Tim Cook, apologized to council for previous problems and miscommunication. Councillor Randy Roppel told council he had a lot of concerns

until a young lady came to his door recently and asked if he would meet with club members on a Saturday morning. “They addressed most of the is-

sues,” said Roppel, and added that there were “faults on both sides.” He told the club members that he would support their

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