It seems to be the case that, with every unfortunate ending, comes the opportunity for a new beginning.
On July 1, Rami Said, owner of Patent Social in uptown Waterloo, made a mystery announcement on Twitter about an upcoming project.
“Exciting news, in a world of fear and chaos we are jumping in and doing a new thing! … Can you guess the new location?” he said in the tweet.
Said included a picture of the location, which Twitter users quickly identified as the previous location of Harmony Lunch, uptown Waterloo’s iconic local eatery on King Street.
Happy Canada Day!
Exciting news, in a world of fear and chaos we are jumping in and doing a new thing!
Can you guess the new location?
More news coming soon, until then stay safe and remember to continue distancing pic.twitter.com/ggs1QsS43o
— Rami Said (@RamiJSaid) July 1, 2020
On Jan. 24, when Harmony Lunch said goodbye to the community following the impact of uptown construction on the business’ operations, there was speculation over who would take over the space, and what they would do with it.
To date, no further information has been released about Said’s plans for the location.
“More news coming soon — until then stay safe and remember to continue distancing,” he concluded in the tweet.
In addition to being the current owner of Patent Social, a “bar & social eatery for young professionals in uptown Waterloo,” Said has been an active member of the community for a number of years.
Said was the former owner of the Waterloo night club, The Order and he is currently the chair of the UpTown Vision Committee; and is a member of upTown Waterloo’s Business Improvement Area’s (BIA) board of directors.
In 2018, Said also ran for City Council in Ward 7 — uptown.
“I have dedicated years of my life to serving our local community, much of that time with a heavy focus on our upTown neighbourhoods and our core,” Said wrote on his campaign website.
“I know what it takes to make us the best Waterloo we can be.”
More information to come.