BREAKING: Restaurateur Jack Niemann to reopen CJ’s Beach House

Published on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Hardly before the ink was dry on the sale of CJ’s Beach House, one of Blaine’s most famous restaurant owners has announced he will reopen the well-known Birch Bay eatery.

Jack Niemann, who opened the Black Forest Steakhouse in downtown Blaine just more than a year ago, plans to reopen CJ’s Beach House in Birch Bay as early as November. The venture will be Niemann’s 50th in a restaurant portfolio that includes eateries in the U.S. and across Canada.

The reopening will be a bit of a homecoming for Niemann, who owned a Black Forest Steakhouse in the CJ’s Beach House space 40 years ago. The name will remain the same, but the meaning will have changed: The “C” will now stand for Christina, Niemann’s wife, while the “J”… well, hopefully that’s pretty obvious.

“I call those divine occurrences,” Niemann said, referring to the coincidental link between the old restaurant’s name and his and his wife’s first initials.

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