About Locals Restaurant
Locally grown and produced foods are fresh, and fresh is synonymous with healthy. Health conscious people are willing to make the little extra effort to source food grown and produced locally. At Locals Restaurant, we are about celebrating the uniqueness of the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island, and hold a strong belief in local environmental sustainability and quality. We are dedicated to providing a quality dining experience through our strong connections with local food producers in order to provide quality products, offered with heartfelt service.
Locals restaurant is committed to closing the producer-consumer gap by through putting a name to all our local suppliers and identifying them on our menus. Since opening in 2008, Locals has set a new standard for the Comox Valley’s renowned food culture.
In May 2013 Locals moved into the newly remodeled Comox Valley Heritage building known to local residents as THE OLD HOUSE. Great care was given to preserve as much of the original building as possible and to blend the newer addition with the old as much as possible. The Old House is valued as an eclectic example of Arts and Crafts architecture in Courtenay during the city’s first post-war expansion. Constructed in 1938 as a residence for the Kirk family, the house features locally-produced wood construction with masonry detailing. The original occupants of the building were prominent members of the community. Geoff Kirk operated a highly successful oil business from the dock of his riverfront property, while Kath Kirk initiated the ‘Mile of Flowers’ campaign in 1969, now a renowned annual event in Courtenay, which draws over a thousand volunteers to plant flowers along the mile-long Cliffe Avenue corridor.
Everyone who works at Locals is passionate about the quality of life in the Comox Valley. All team members are recognized and valued for their distinct contributions, and are integral to Locals operation.
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