Peterborough business owner Jonathan Hall has died
|globalnews.ca 23 Mar 2019 at 12:13|
Terry Guiel, executive director of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area, says he got a call this morning informing him that Hall had suffered a fatal heart attack Friday night.
The two worked closely together in organizing Peterborough’s popular music street festival The Hootenanny on Hunter Street. Hall, a DJ, is credited with founding the festival.
Hall was also a co-owner of Peterborough’s The Twisted Wheel, a bar that opened last May.
“He is such an important figure who was selfless and grateful and didn’t want the spotlight. He avoided a camera at any cost. I am at a loss for words; I am completely gutted. I lost a brother yesterday,” said Mike Judson, who co-owned The Twisted Wheel with Hall.
Judson said The Twisted Wheel will be open on Saturday night to remember Hall and what he meant to the city.
“He’s done a lot for this place, and I’m going to open the bar tonight and open it up for whoever wants to come by and share a memory or two,” said Judson.
Hall also owned Nostalgic Journey, an antique shop, and was the former co-owner of the downtown pub Spanky’s.
Neil Morton, one of Hall’s friends, recalled visiting the antique shop earlier this month and receiving a tour of the business from Hall himself.
Jonathan Hall. Photo courtesy of Neil Morton.