The incident happened just at the time the cafe was starting to kick off its annual Oktoberfest festivities — and just as restaurants were beginning to see an increase in patrons due to relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. Due to the incident, the cafe announced on its Facebook page its plans to close the Biergarten, the extended patio, over dinner service until next year.
However, the Kingston community did not want one of their favorite eateries to close down their patio.
“We must have had half a dozen calls from businesses wanting to help one way or the other,” said Brian Breitwieser, owner of Amadeus Cafe.
Inspired by the support, Breitwieser purchased the identical heaters at a reasonable cost from City Electric Supply, and a local electrician, Mike Mooney of Summit Electric, did the installation, free of charge.
“Our community is amazing. No matter the size of an issue, there is always someone ready to jump in and lend a helping hand,” said Breitwieser
With the new heaters installed, the fall patio season is back in business at Amadeus Cafe, and Oktoberfest continues.
Amadeus Cafe, located at 170 Princess Street, has been in business here in Kingston for over 30 years, serving authentic German and Austrian food.