Sunday, January 12, 2020


Business for Sale!  

Pete and Kay Diner, 946 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
Offered at $250,000 (excludes building)

 Photos by Vogel Creative   I

Do you have a strong desire to reinvent yourself or try something new this decade, but are reluctant to dip your toes? 

Venturing into the bold unknown can be scary, BUT what if you could skip that risk? 

Pete and Kay Diner is an acclaimed and locally endeared restaurant whose owners have been taken on a new path, but hope to keep their passion project alive. 

In fact, it took the current owners 4 years, two months and 17 days to open Pete and Kay after receiving possession of the building. The future owner of this business can forgo this rigmarole and literally take the Pete and Kay brand and run with it! 

Before the new patio was added. Source: J Mark Picture on YouTube.

Proof of concept is peace of mind and with the purchase of this business, that is exactly what you'll find.  

"I just love this diner!!!! It needs to be kept going!!!"
- Pete and Kay customer, and FreshBrick reader 

The Westdale community loves Pete and Kay and there's no surprise as they are at the very (and literal) fabric of the place. 

Along with vintage pieces from the owners, the design also features old furniture, photos and mementos donated by the community. And the location itself is a converted home so it feels like you are dining at a neighbour's place when you step inside for a home-cooked meal.  

All of which matches the owners' goal to offer the food and feelings of childhood (comfort food in a comfortable, family-friendly setting).  

Invest in one of #HamOnt's best business areas
Westdale Village is a thriving and diverse shopping district in Hamilton, Ontario, featuring over 80 shops, services, cafes and restaurants, with something for everybody. Established in the 1920s, it is friendly, walk-able, and steps away from McMaster University.  

  • Distinctive identity based on geographic location, building types and facades, street layout
  • Set in an affluent neighbourhood of higher income, well educated, and sophisticated residents
  • Attracts regionally due its business mix and long history as a viable main street area
  • High daytime population that includes students, local area workers, local residents and stay at home residents (e.g., retirees, home makers, etc.)

  • Many businesses that have developed highly specialized focus that collectively creates a draw for Westdale Village BIA  


All the Rage. None of the Risk.
Pete and Kay is 4.4 star rated on Google with 119 reviews. 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor.  People love it and are hoping YOU will carry it on! 

Before the new patio was added. Source: Urbanicity, True Resident on YouTube.

Patron Reviews:
"Great eggs Benedict and coffee! It's very warm inside and the service is also amazing. The upstairs bar area would be great to reserve for a gathering of some kind. I love the mismatched decor- it just feels more genuine and comfy. It's going to be a go-to for me in the future."

"Great food and friendly, service! They have a room upstairs for larger groups or family functions. Awesome 1960's vibe. Has the best patio in Westdale!!"

"I absolutely loved going here. The food is fairly priced and the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. From the art on the walls to the staff and just in general with the games and crafts they leave out for their customers, the experience I had was more than great! Will be going back soon to try the mac & cheese, but the breakfast was more than delicious."

"We were literally just there. The best! Food was fantastic! Service was awesome! What a great atmosphere. Jack&Lois fans MUST come out to the new Westdale location. Old favorites as good as ever, and new offerings are incredible. We'll be going back again and again! So happy right now! "

Dream Big Today!
View full listing details HERE
Listing with Colette Cooper  of Royal LePage State Realty

FreshFacts: Westdale Village
Westdale was founded in the 1920s as one of Canada's first planned communities. There was great local interest in the project, and some 6,000 Hamiltonians entered a contest to name this new community. One spring night in 1923, the winning entry was announced -- and Westdale got its name. (Woodlands, Bridgeview and Vimy Ridge – for the World War I battle fought just six years earlier – were also in the running.)

Centre of Westdale Village, circa 1936

Architects and craftsmen looked to some of the latest ideas in urban design as they worked to create Westdale Village. They planned a shopping district to fill the needs of residents and visitors. They built schools to serve young people of every grade – and McMaster University also established itself in the area. Houses sprang up in a range of sizes and styles – front-porch square-plan, Tudor-inspired, and Streamlined Moderne. The green expanse of Churchill Park met the newly created nature sanctuary protecting the ravines and wetlands of nearby Cootes Paradise.

Today it has evolved into a diverse and lively place, with both vintage charm and contemporary flair. A remarkable range of over 80 shops, restaurants, cozy cafes, and professional services along and just off King Street West not far from downtown Hamilton.  It is a charming place where tree lined streets, unique boutiques, old-style bakeries and at its centre, a treasure: an Art Deco movie theatre that has been a date-night magnet since the era of silent films.

Blocks away is a world-class university campus. Leafy streets curve through the neighbourhood in a distinctive oval pattern. Woodland trails wind from green playing fields to a nationally recognized nature sanctuary where bald eagles nest.

Westdale won top marks in a recent study of the most “walkable” places in North America. It’s a home and a destination –- a place where people can live, learn, shop, work and play.


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