082413 Water Street Cafe Reopens, Hosting Business After Hours Tuesday (450 w/3 col Water Street) BizAfterhours 3 col. photo

LACONIA — Water Street Café will celebrate a grand reopening with Lakes Region Chamber Of Commerce Business After Hours and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 27, 4-6 p.m.

Members and guests will enjoy refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and a wine tasting along with several door prizes.

Patrons of this well-known restaurant will be happy to know that the Water Street Café , which has been closed down since a fire on March 27, has reopened.

The fire, which started in the kitchen, damaged almost the entire interior of the building. The owners, Ted and Jen Roy, have been working tirelessly, along with the employees, contractors, family and friends to generate the new atmosphere which will give patrons the opportunity to create new memories and preserve the old.

The rebuilding process has given the Roys a chance to make changes and give the restaurant a new appearance. Some of those changes include added outside seating, new tile floors, granite counter tops, as well as some exciting new décor. However, the food quality still remains their first priority along with continued friendly service. Some new food items have been added to the menu, but the favorites that have made the Café a crowd pleaser remain the same.

Ted and Jen want to thank all of those loyal customers who have been patiently waiting for the Café to open again. "Not a day has gone by since the fire that we have not received calls of support or anxious inquiries as to when we will reopen" says Jen Roy. ''We could not be more excited to get back to doing what we enjoy, offering good food and providing a cheerful gathering place. We have always been committed to our local community and proud to support schools, religious organizations and a number of nonprofits in the area. We're happy to help whenever possible, and are truly grateful for the support we have received in return.''

The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch daily and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.

Ted and Jen Roy have proudly owned the Water Street Café since August 1988. When they bought it, the Cafe was a tiny coffee shop called LaFlamme's, named for the original owners, whose business dated back to the early 1920's and which was relocated to Water Street in the early 1970s. The Roys rebuilt in 1992 and opened their doors as the Water Street Café.



Water Street Café will have a ribbon cutting ceremony along with Business After Hours on August 27, from 4-6 p.m. Planning this event are

owners Ted and Jen Roy, Chamber Executive Director Karmen Gifford, Deb (Mimi) Roy, Emily Roy and Richard Roy. (Courtesy photo)