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Feature Article - March 1, 2007

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Feature Article - March 1, 2007

Captain John's gets new owner

by Jeff Green

The good news is that Captain John’s Fish and Chips in Northbrook , which has been up for sale for a couple of years, has a new owner. The better news is that the new owner, Brian Heath, will be increasing the hours that the restaurant is open, but will not be altering the recipe for fish and chips that has made Captain John’s famous throughout the region.

“The staff know the recipe that the previous owners developed, and we will continue to be filleting the fish ourselves, and using the same batter that has always been used here. And we will keep making our chips from scratch,” said Brain Heath from the restaurant earlier this week.

He has been busy painting and redecorating the dining room over the past few weeks, and starting this week, Captain John’s will be open Thursday until Sunday each week. Brian is hoping to add extra days over the next couple of months, and will be up to full summer hours by mid-May.


“The staff that were working here when I bought the restaurant have stayed on, and they have been very good to me. As time goes on, I hope to add to the menu, but we will continue to sell fish, chicken, and homemade desserts.

Brian Heath is new to the restaurant business, but not new to the area. Along with his wife Debbie, he purchased property south of Kaladar seven years ago, and 3 years ago he built an off-grid house on the property. Previously, the Heaths had been living in Campbellford, where Brian worked for DART cups for 20 years. Debbie currently works at the Arden Court group home.

The couple have two children, Jessica, 13, and Tony 10, both of whom attend school at North Addington Education Centre in Cloyne

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