Joe Winacott, owner of CaddyShack's restaurant and bar on West Street at Colborne, was hoping to take possession of The Zoo on Aug. 1 and begin a complete renovation in the fall.He
was hoping to expand and jazz up the restaurant to capitalize more effectively on tourist traffic while pulling in more locals.
But the private deal fell through.Winacott
, whose family sold CaddyShack's
in the meantime, had planned to take staff with him to the new location beside the Orillia Legion.
But that isn't going to happen.
"The staff could be out of luck," he
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couldn't comment on the circumstances that led to the collapse of his
deal to purchase The Zoo
or what would eventually happen to the property.
is disappointed at the turn of events, but has back-up plans.