Inn remains on the outs

Inn remains on the outs

There are 16 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Jul 12, 2010, titled Inn remains on the outs. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

The Card Lake Inn on Main Street remains unsold despite its public auction on Monday afternoon.

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Peter

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1 Jul 13, 2010
The second line in the article says it all- 5 owners! Everything has a value, and when you try to sell something that is losing money you must sell it at a loss. The equipment in the building is worth 5,000.00. The furnishing have been their for years. To bring this building up to code will not make financial sense.
I think 270,000.00 was too much for this old dog. Realistic price for this building TOPS 150,000.00 and be prepared to spend at least 500,000.00 to bring it up to code.
Location,location, location-- West where? Not in this market!
Get Shorty

Middlefield, MA

#2 Jul 13, 2010
Would make a perfect funeral home.
yeahbaby

Granby, MA

#3 Jul 13, 2010
it could work...just try yo appeal to the locals as well..hmm hmm teah that means the 13.00 burger in the winter has to go.....and take out the cave effect
citizen

Troy, NY

#4 Jul 13, 2010
It is a true sign of the times. The ecomomy is slowly tanking. Europe is in shambles due to the Socialist Euro, and the Recovery act is not working at all. We will see many similar articles in the next couple of years. Our "Tourist" economy depends on people with momey coming here. Let me know how it works out.
West Stockbridge

United States

#5 Jul 13, 2010
Peter wrote:
The second line in the article says it all- 5 owners! Everything has a value, and when you try to sell something that is losing money you must sell it at a loss. The equipment in the building is worth 5,000.00. The furnishing have been their for years. To bring this building up to code will not make financial sense.
I think 270,000.00 was too much for this old dog. Realistic price for this building TOPS 150,000.00 and be prepared to spend at least 500,000.00 to bring it up to code.
Location,location, location-- West where? Not in this market!
West Stockbridge is the name of the town. Not West Where? silly. That is not the name of the town at all in fact. I hate to correct people like that.

Since: Aug 08

Royal Oak, MD

#6 Jul 13, 2010
Do it right and it can work. The Village Oven proved you can succeed in W. Stockbridge. That was a nice LOCAL joint.
Peter

Lehigh Acres, FL

#7 Jul 13, 2010
Emeritus wrote:
Do it right and it can work. The Village Oven proved you can succeed in W. Stockbridge. That was a nice LOCAL joint.
YUP! Where is the village oven NOW? 86 like the rest of the town!
yeahbaby

Granby, MA

#8 Jul 13, 2010
Peter wrote:
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YUP! Where is the village oven NOW? 86 like the rest of the town!
ahh the owner of the building jacked the rent up...then opened a restaurant..do your research tard
Peter

Lehigh Acres, FL

#9 Jul 13, 2010
yeahbaby wrote:
<quoted text>ahh the owner of the building jacked the rent up...then opened a restaurant..do your research tard
That's true BUT is that the only space in town. If he was making dough I believe he would just rolled and flipped around the corner.
Pinhead you be the judge!
Kit Kat

Springfield, MA

#10 Jul 13, 2010
Seems as though nothing makes it now a day in West Stockbridge. Look at The Village Oven, Shaker Mill and now The Card Lake. Granted the Shaker has been opened under new management and is doing well. But they also have their heads on straight, good help and great chefs. I hear the Card Lake had terrible help and the chefs didn't know what it was to even cook a burger. All too sad.
zens1

Chesterfield, MA

#11 Jul 13, 2010
Kit Kat wrote:
Seems as though nothing makes it now a day in West Stockbridge. Look at The Village Oven, Shaker Mill and now The Card Lake. Granted the Shaker has been opened under new management and is doing well. But they also have their heads on straight, good help and great chefs. I hear the Card Lake had terrible help and the chefs didn't know what it was to even cook a burger. All too sad.
stop by zens,we will be here until the liquor board shuts us down...
RealReporter

Adams, MA

#12 Jul 13, 2010
The Village Oven moved to Richmond and opened up as Soma Catering after the owner of the building in W. Stocbridge wanted to triple the rent. What I wonder is how they are running the Soma business in Richmond at a site that was closed down by the state for operating a restaurant due to an insufficient septic system. Same place, different owners, no new septic system, but another restaurant. They also seem to have a tent up, a quick search shows no tent permit issued, so what is going on at Soma in Richmond?
Dummies

Northville, NY

#13 Jul 14, 2010
RealReporter wrote:
The Village Oven moved to Richmond and opened up as Soma Catering after the owner of the building in W. Stocbridge wanted to triple the rent. What I wonder is how they are running the Soma business in Richmond at a site that was closed down by the state for operating a restaurant due to an insufficient septic system. Same place, different owners, no new septic system, but another restaurant. They also seem to have a tent up, a quick search shows no tent permit issued, so what is going on at Soma in Richmond?
The Richmond location septic system cannot handle a restaurants "deposits". This is why it is a catering business and not a restaurant. The septic is fine, just not the size to handle the additional use a busy restaurant would need.
And soma is awesome

Northville, NY

#14 Jul 14, 2010
so with creativity comes hope. Here's hoping West Stockbridge is able to rebound and keep keying off the success of Saker Mill and Rouge
phil

West Stockbridge, MA

#16 Jul 14, 2010
MOW IT DOWN..PUT UP A REAL MARKET.
RealReporter

Adams, MA

#17 Jul 19, 2010
Dummies wrote:
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The Richmond location septic system cannot handle a restaurants "deposits". This is why it is a catering business and not a restaurant. The septic is fine, just not the size to handle the additional use a busy restaurant would need.
Since they are running a restaurant there, and not just a catering business the problem arises again.
Table service, outside dining under a tent, when they went in the rule was NO table service. They also do not have the capacity based on the needed bathrooms and ADA access, but that is a minor issue to the fact that a restaurant is running where there should be none.
Catering by appointment only is much different then over the counter sales and seated sales of food. They actively promote seated eating and now have a tent for outside dining. I wonder if they have a tent permit for that?

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