New tenant in THEMUSEUM storefront

Allison M. Leonard

The Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, operators of Bruce Caboose Food Truck and Bruce Restaurant and Lounge will occupy the highly sought-after space in THEMUSEUM’s storefront.

Located at the corner of King and Queen streets, the space has been empty since early July and previously hosted Imbibe Food and Drink, an establishment best known for rotating craft beer taps.

A similar focus is to be found in the Cambridge Hotel and Restaurant’s venture in the storefront which will host six craft beer taps.

“When selecting a new partner, we were committed to selecting a business that would operate successfully – featuring the creativity of craft beers and great affordable food,” said CEO of THEMUSEUM David Marskell in a statement issued earlier this morning.

THEMUSEUM also hopes to use the new restaurant and partnership as a “unique gathering place for dialogue.”

The storefront was last filled with patrons on June 21, for “Im-bye-be,” an event celebrating Imbibe’s well-loved tenure on King St.

When asked if there is concern about Imbibe’s loyal following responding to the new bar, Marskell shared no apprehension.

“I am one hundred percent positive that the Bruce will resonate with lots of visitors from within THEMUSEUM and attract young professionals,” he says. “They have big plans, people won’t recognize the space, it will be transformed.

A name will be chosen in the weeks leading up to opening, which is expected in mid-October when liquor licensing is finalized.