WINNIPEG — A local community is in mourning after the co-owner of a popular Winnipeg diner died while on vacation this week.
Peter Scouras, owner of Red Top Drive-Inn, was swimming in Costa Rica when he got caught in an undertow and drowned, staff at the diner said.
Scouras was in Costa Roca for a rugby tournament with his team the Wombats Rugby Club, according to a Facebook post.
Many friends and Red Top customers took to Facebook to express their condolences.
The family-owned restaurant has been around since 1960.
Scouras ran the St. Boniface diner with his mother, Vicky after his father, John died suddenly while on vacation in Greece in August 2007.
The diner has gained popularity in recent years, especially since it made an appearance on Food Network Canada’s You Gotta Eat Here!