The Northern puts on the finishing touches

In just over a week, the Northern will re-open its doors.

The Northern will re-open on June 3 with a new sleek look complete with flatscreen TVs

In just over a week, the Northern will re-open its doors.

“We’re going to start with a soft opening for family and friends on Wednesday,” said Todd Shipley, owner of the Northern and Picnic.

Shipley has a lot of restaurant experience and is hoping that the soft opening will help work out some of the kinks before the official opening on Friday night.

A Guinness poster that Shipley has hanging in his apartment inspired the décor of the Northern.

“I’m using a lot of black, brown and tan,” he said.

Guinness will also be on tap as part of a selection of 12 beers and a cider will be served.

Rich hard wood was being laid on Monday morning when Shipley gave The Free Press a sneak peek of the new renovations.

A communal table will be incorporated in the back of the space to help avoid the bottleneck problem that was common at Bulldogs.

The Northern is also incorporating a new mascot. Steve the moose was purchased in Whitefish, but is originally from Vernon.

“Doesn’t he just make you want to drink a beer?” said Shipley.

For the menu of the Northern, Shipley said he wanted to take the food Bulldogs was serving and make it better.

Shipley worked with Chef Keith Farkas from Picnic restaurant, and a chef from one of Shipley’s Calgary restaurants to come up with the new menu.

“There is going to be a double dog, which was really popular at Original Joes, and we are going to bring in a Northern noodle bowl,” he said.

The soft opening for the Northern is on June 1, and the official opening will be on June 3.

Just Posted

Elkford councillor Joe Zarowny remembered

The District of Elkford today announced the passing of long time councillor,… Continue reading

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Fernie arena tragedy “wake up call” for global refrigeration industry

Technical Safety BC’s incident report shared across 60 countries, reaching as far as Poland

Lake Koocanusa under the microscope

Wildsight, Sierra Club BC, Headwaters Montana and U.S. university launch water sampling program

Province offers support ahead of Fernie arena tragedy anniversary

Loss of three men in workplace incident motivates Labour Minister to make B.C. safer

Rick Mercer says pot is ‘excruciatingly boring’

Comedian hopes Canadians will move onto something else once marijuana is legalized

Meet the City of Fernie candidates

Voters in Fernie will vote for one Mayor, six Councillors and one School Board Trustee on October 20

Meet the District of Sparwood candidates

Voters in Sparwood will vote for one Mayor and six Councillors on October 20

Meet the District of Elkford candidates

The Elkford Chamber of Commerce will host an All Candidates Forum on October 4

A B.C. campaign to give municipalities input into marijuana advertising

Without a say, towns and cities risk Washington-State-style flood of advertising, proponent says

Defence cautions against mob justice in Calgary child neglect trial

Jennifer and Jeromie Clark of Calgary have pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence causing death

Feds eyeing options to expedite pardons for minor pot convictions

Internal discussions have focused on an application-based process for speeding up pot pardons

U.S. pot firms urge Trump to dominate North American marijuana industry

Cannabis producers claim the U.S. is “rapidly losing” its competitive advantage to Canada

Battle resumes over speculation tax on B.C. vacant homes

Opposition calls it ‘fake’ tax that is reducing housing supply

Most Read