Twin Pine Diner posts surprise ‘for sale’ message

Karen Wasicuna, centre left, and Robin Wasicuna, centre right, accept their customer service award
Twin Pine Diner's Karen Wasicuna, centre left, and Robin Wasicuna, centre right, accept a customer service award in 2018. Angela Gzowski/YK Chamber of Commerce

A leading Yellowknife eatery appeared to unexpectedly place its business for sale in postings to social media channels on Sunday.

Twin Pine Diner, the award-winning establishment of chef Robin Wasicuna, posted: “If you’re interested in buying our business, message us. Serious inquiries only, this is a steal and a turn-key operation.”

The post, which appeared on Facebook and Instagram, seemed to suggest the entire Twin Pine Diner operation is for sale, though this could not be immediately confirmed.

Wasicuna declined to comment further when asked by Cabin Radio whether the post referred to the business as a whole or to the current location within the Arnica Inn complex.



Twin Pine Diner recently agreed to join Harley’s Hardrock Saloon at its soon-to-open new premises and, on Friday, told customers in a separate post: “We can’t wait to make our move and start serving you in our new location.”

It’s not clear how, or if, that plan is impacted by Sunday’s post.

Twin Pine, which has cultivated a reputation for high-quality and innovative diner food, was recognized for its customer service at the most recent Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce awards.

Harley’s, which is relocating to the former Lenny Burger building, recently announced Monday, January 7 will be opening day for the “first phase” of its new location.

“We will be open Monday to Saturday, 6am till 7pm,” Harley’s wrote on its Facebook page.