During the 1980’s The Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency was giving financial aid in the form of grants to up and coming entrepreneurs like the founders of New Glasgow Lobster Suppers. This money helped the restaurant expand an additional two more times. Once in 1983 when the lower level “Glasgow Room” was added, this sat 60 […]
In 1980, ownership decreased once again leaving only four of the original founding members to carry on the lobster suppers’ tradition. These owners were: William & Thelma Nicholson and Sterling & Jean MacRae, all of whom are still the owners today.
A record was made with the number of people who ate at the restaurant. During one week alone the average crowed per day was 1250 people. During that very same week New Glasgow Lobster Suppers experienced their largest day to date, serving 1470 people in one day.
The first inland lobster pound was established using wooden tanks. The following year the wooden tanks were switched to fiberglass tanks. Being inland and lobsters requiring salt water, special accommodations had to be made. Water would be hauled from the nearby harbor and held in an underground tank that was refrigerated and circulated throughout the […]
In 1974, an expansion was made that enabled the hall to seat up to 400 people. The ribbon cutting ceremonies were held and the expansion was officially opened by Premier Alex Campbell, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his wife Margaret – as a personal favor to Ralph Dickieson (co-owner).
Twelve of the founding Junior Farmers purchased the ownership and began a new stage, no longer a fundraiser but a business.
Demand for the lobster dinner was so great that the organization decided to serve the public 7 days a week.
The first lobster dinner on Prince Edward Island was served as a fundraiser for the New Glasgow and District Junior Farmers Organization. The building had no kitchen and no on site wash room facilities. All the food was prepared elsewhere and brought on site. The first customers had to wait in their car as temporary steps were […]