COLLINS – Is dilemma of old BK building the result of poor city planning?

AS THIS IS being written, there has been no cause established for a fire Friday night that destroyed the home of the old Brass Kettle Restaurant at the intersection of Pacific Way and Hugh Allan Drive.

The building has been vacant for years. In its heyday, the Brass Kettle was a very popular restaurant, but over time, the restaurant closed, and has, except for a few minor resurrections,  stayed that way for many years.

Over that time, it generally turned into an eyesore, and many wondered what would ever become of the place. There had been talk, when the Gaglardi family purchased it, that it would become a Moxie’s restaurant. But eventually, Tom Gaglardi opted to build first downtown, and the Sandman Signature contained a new Moxie’s instead. The property is believed to have passed out of the Gaglardi family’s hands last year.

But it doesn’t really matter who owns the property.


Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.

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