Sale of Summerside Inn finalized
The Paddle Shack in Summerside has recovered all of the items that were stolen from its Water Street location on June 25.
James Manning, the company’s manager and co-owner, said Tuesday the more than $5,000 worth of equipment was found in a farmer’s field in the Summerside area on June 27. All of it was in good condition.
Manning expressed relief at not having to replace the stolen items and gratitude for the community spreading the word about the theft.
“I think from all the support that we got from the community is really what made the difference in finding the equipment. That was just awesome for us to have that support from the community,” he said.
Some of the stolen items included kayaks, paddleboards, paddles, a drone and a GoPro camera.
Summerside Police Services are still investigating the incident.
The sale of the award-winning Summerside Inn was finalized on the same day the bed and breakfast received another distinction.
Ken and Jenny Meister purchased the inn, a stately historic home on Winter Street, several years ago. Under their direction the property went through significant restoration and racked up a number of awards and distinctions.
The couple put the property up for sale in 2016 to focus on their new venture, the restoration of the equally historic Holman Homestead on Fitzroy Street, out of which they operate Holman’s Ice Cream Parlour.
An initial deal for the inn ran into some trouble several months ago, however, a deal was finalized in late June. The new owners of the Summerside Inn are Mary Anne McNulty and her son Liam.
Ken recently said the transfer of ownership and management of the business is going well and no service interruptions are expected.
Coincidentally, on the same day the sale of the property was finalized, the Meisters received word they had received a 2017 certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor.
In order to receive the designation from the popular travel planning website, a business must maintain an overall customer rating on the site of at least four out of five stars and have a minimum number of reviews.