Go­ing club­bing

Sum­mer­side restau­rant start­ing to of­fer dance nights

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS - Colin.Ma­cLean@Jour­nalPioneer.com Twit­ter.com/Jour­nalPMacLean BY COLIN MA­CLEAN JOUR­NAL PI­O­NEER

A down­town Sum­mer­side restau­rant is look­ing to shake things up a bit by of­fer­ing some­thing new to cus­tomers look­ing for a bit of nightlife in the com­mu­nity.

Hus­band and wife team Jor­don and Dar­cia Bur­nett have owned and op­er­ated The P.E.I. Lob­ster House on Wa­ter Street for six years. Jor­don is the chef and Dar­cia man­ages the busi­ness’ busy sched­ule of events and wed­dings.

A re­cent trip to warmer cli­mates and years of lis­ten­ing to the grum­bling of cus­tomers and friends on the per­ceived lack of a strong lo­cal nightlife in Sum­mer­side, gave them an idea.

They’re hop­ing to cap­i­tal­ize on that po­ten­tial mar­ket with one of their es­tab­lish­ment’s strong points, its large out­door seat­ing area next to the wa­ter.

“(The nightlife) mostly hap­pens in­side … we want to bring it out un­der the stars where peo­ple can en­joy it in a place that’s fun and safe,” said Dar­cia.

For the next cou­ple of months, at least, The Lob­ster House will be of­fer­ing a club night to cus­tomers ev­ery Thurs­day evening, with a dif­fer­ent theme and match­ing snack menu each week. The restau­rant will re­main fam­ily friendly un­til 9:30

p.m. at which time it will switch to a DJ and be­come 19+ un­til clos­ing at mid­night. There will be no cover charged to get in.

“Ev­ery beach you’re on in the Caribbean there is some­thing go­ing on. There’s bar­be­ques go­ing, mu­sic play­ing and

peo­ple hav­ing a good time,” said Jor­don. “We can bring that to Sum­mer­side. We have a wa­ter­front we can cel­e­brate – so why not?”


Jor­don and Dar­cia Bur­nett are own­ers of the Lob­ster House at the Ship­yard Mar­ket in Sum­mer­side. The cou­ple is of­fer­ing a new club night at their es­tab­lish­ment ev­ery Thurs­day evening.

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