Iconic Waskesiu Lake restaurant comes to an end

By Tyler Marr
April 19, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: April 19, 2017 - 10:00pm

Waskesiu Lake’s iconic beachfront restaurant the Angry Taco was torn down over the weekend, marking the end of an era.

The 85-year-old lakefront building housed the restaurant for about 12 years, which prior to its takeover by Dave Archer and his family, was known as the Beach House. 

After a recent flooding incident inflicted heavy structural damage to the property and further compromised the foundation, the building was pushed to its last legs.

“We had to make a decision whether to fix it up or start fresh and we decided to start with a new one,” Archer said.

The building holds fond memories for not only the family but those who frequent the resort town, with Archer saying many routinely passed through the building over the years.

“I don’t think too many would have come to town and not made it into that building. It would be kind of a regular stop for those that made it to Waskesiu,” Archer said.

Though already stockpiling a few ideas, the family was eager to canvas the town over the summer and gather feedback on what the residents want to see in a new building.

“We kind of want to make sure that whatever we put up the townsite will want to see,” he said. “We are definitely hearing from people that they want to see something that is going to blend into the Waskesiu theme."

 

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