Rem’s Tap House closes its doors

In this June 18, 2015, file photo, Rem's Tap House co-owners Cory Linthorne and Robin Sauve celebrate their grand opening. The restaurant is closing after less than a year in operation. (Newswatch Group/File)

CORNWALL – Roughly six months to the day since it opened, a downtown pub has closed its doors.

Management of Rem’s Tap House on Montreal Road announced on social media the location is closing.

Based on an earlier interview with Cornwall Newswatch, the closure will affect roughly a dozen employees – four of them full-time.

Co-owners Cory Linthorne and Robin Sauve had opened the pub June 18, 2015 after Linthorne had been approached by the building owner in April.

The restaurant location had fallen on hard times with a number of unsuccessful ventures.

Linthorne’s plan was to feature craft beer and offer a “farm-to-fork” menu featuring local food producers.

In a Facebook posting Tuesday, management said it was a “tough decision” and with “great sadness that we have chosen to close the doors.”

The posting cited high overhead and less-than-anticipated business for the closure.

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