A new European bistro has opened its doors on the North Shore.
Eddies European Bistro, located at 273 Tranquille Rd., plans to serve a varied menu that brings a European flavour to familiar fare, as well as some new dishes.
“We have a lot of pizza and donairs already in Kamloops, but a different kind. Here it's more European,” Eduard Steiger, owner of Eddies European Bistro told Castanet Kamloops.
“That’s why I thought maybe that's a good fit, in Kamloops, you know — to try it out, right? It’s a little bit different.”
Jeremy Heighton, executive director of the North Shore Business Improvement Association, said Eddies European Bistro is just one of many new businesses opening in the area.
“So today, of course, is the latest in our openings on the North Shore. We have had three or four in the last couple of weeks,” Heighton said.
“We have another nine in the coming months, lots of business activity here and a very, very positive business environment.”
Steiger said he has lived in the Tournament Capital for the last 13 years. He said it's a dream come true to finally open a restaurant.
“I have a granite business, and my dream was to open a restaurant,” Steiger said.
“I mean it took [so] long, right? Almost 20 years.”
Steiger said it took him a couple of months to get the interior of the restaurant ready for business, and some final touches are still to come. He said he plans to put up pictures of Germany to add to the European ambiance.
According to the NSBIA, Wednesday’s ribbon cutting is just one example of how business owners are choosing to invest in the North Shore.
“It's just the latest in a series of really positive stories about how the North Shore really is sort of revitalizing and reinvigorating its whole commercial corridor,” Heighton said.
“It's a very positive move because it shows people moving into the neighbourhood, investing in the neighbourhood and really building a new community vibrancy that is very, very valuable to every other business in the North Shore as well.”
Eddies European Bistro is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.