BATTLEFORD — The on-again, off-again sale of Pennydale Junction in Battleford has finally and officially gone through.
It was noted at Battleford town council's meeting Monday that Ash and Nicole Alam have completed their purchase of the restaurant from Tom and Marilyn Tenetuik. Ash is also the CAO of the town of Battleford.
In a Facebook post earlier this past weekend, the new owners stated:
"Pennydale Junction has new owners. We are beyond excited to take over this legacy restaurant and feel honoured to be able to serve the residents of the Battlefords. We will be closed for the next few days for preparation and will reopen, Tuesday, May 3 at 3 p.m. There are some exciting changes coming. We invite everyone to come join us for our grand opening celebration on Thursday, May 12."
It had previously been announced at Battleford council in March that the Alams were the new owners, but that news turned out to be premature.
Not long after, it was announced that Pennydale Junction would be staying open under the Tenetuiks. As it turned out, the deal with the Alams was not completely dead, and the sale was indeed finalized.
On Monday, Mayor Ames Leslie congratulated Ash and Nicole on their purchase, noting "I know there was some stuff that delayed this happening ... Congratulations, officially, this time around."
Leslie noted the restaurant would be back open the following day, Tuesday. "I know I've booked in already," he said. Leslie also thanked Tom and Marilyn "for the years of their legacy to our community."