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Biz Buzz: 90-year-old business in Firth under new ownership, being remodeled

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Family-owned bar and restaurant in Firth being updated for new generation

July 2017 Google photo of Collet’s taken by Charles Steggell

FIRTH – When it closed in 2020, Collet’s Pub at 132 Main Street in Firth had been serving customers for 90 years.

Holly Johnson, who has fond memories of eating hamburgers there with her family as a kid, recently bought the 1,200-square-foot space and the old theater next to it.

She and her husband, Brian, and their friends, Brett and Jeniece Olive and Shuryce Prestwich, are working on updating it and giving it a fresh, new look. They’re tentatively planning to reopen Collet’s sometime in September.

“Our original plan was to open as-is and let people experience all the nostalgia of how it was when we were…

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