A much-loved Squamish restaurant that was consumed by fire over a year ago has officially reopened.
While Fergie’s started serving people in the past couple of months, Nov. 14 marks the reopening of the establishment’s main building, which has been redesigned and rebuilt.
The facility at 70002 Squamish Valley Road had been gutted by a fire in April 2018.
“We wanted the design to emphasize the outdoors and minimize our environmental impact but we had to make that work with the constraints dictated by the property and permitting,’’ explains co-owner Jess Freese in a news release.
“Jake and I were determined to use green materials and resources to build and fuel the restaurant, and to protect natural features like our black walnut tree. We prioritized functionality due to the restricted physical footprint we were granted but when we had to elevate the structure to meet building requirements, we found we were able to embrace the glorious views—standing on the deck looking at Mount Alpha or the bald eagles soaring overhead is a magical experience.”
The new 1,400-square-foot restaurant is clad in black-stained cedar, framed with steel beams, and accented by rusted plate steel and a splash of the old Fergie’s blue, according to the release.
It also has a 10-seat indoor bar, three wheelchair accessible tables and a 20-seat outdoor patio.