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JustMe

Dawsonville, GA

#1 Oct 12, 2012
Do anyone know why the BoatHouse closed up? Or what will happen to it now? It is such a great location...I hope someone keeps the restaurant and bar going.
JustMe

Dawsonville, GA

#2 Oct 12, 2012
Surely....some one know what happened. It says closed for restoration...but we all know that you would not close now with the Fall Festival and Leaf Lookers in town.

Since: Oct 08

Hiawassee

#3 Oct 12, 2012
JustMe wrote:
Surely....some one know what happened. It says closed for restoration...but we all know that you would not close now with the Fall Festival and Leaf Lookers in town.
Lease expired.. New people leasing and going to remodel first. Don't have much faith in a restaurant trying to last the winter without at least Oct money
local love

Warrior, AL

#4 Oct 13, 2012
The ridges are taking it back over. They gave the employees till the first of November as the notice they would be loosing their jobs. Unfortunately it wasn't that way. They came early Thursday morning and changed the locks without anyone's acknowledgment. That's dirty and wrong. They are money hungry people and put all those people out of work.they should be ashamed and karma will repay them.
local

Dawsonville, GA

#5 Oct 13, 2012
that is the gods honest trurh!!
local love wrote:
The ridges are taking it back over. They gave the employees till the first of November as the notice they would be loosing their jobs. Unfortunately it wasn't that way. They came early Thursday morning and changed the locks without anyone's acknowledgment. That's dirty and wrong. They are money hungry people and put all those people out of work.they should be ashamed and karma will repay them.
local

Dawsonville, GA

#6 Oct 13, 2012
truth.sorry.
local II

Jefferson, GA

#7 Oct 13, 2012
Everybody should boycott the place. Nothing but trash hung out there anyway. Keep the drama down in the county. Close it for good
local

Dawsonville, GA

#8 Oct 14, 2012
local II wrote:
Everybody should boycott the place. Nothing but trash hung out there anyway. Keep the drama down in the county. Close it for good
amen
banker

Jefferson, GA

#9 Oct 17, 2012
It never needs to be reopened, ever!!!!!
My Take

Jefferson, GA

#10 Oct 18, 2012
I went there just before it closed and wondered why I bothered. You could tell they didn't care anymore.

Had to wait an ice age for my check even though my waitress was looking right at me and could see I was finished.

Get someone in there who cares and a decent menu.
Cassandra

Cornelia, GA

#11 Oct 20, 2012
Oh, I will miss it. My gaggle of friends had fun there-we didn't go for the food. We had inexpensive but cold and decent wine, and we would sit for hours and just talk. Nobody ever hurried us out (they never needed the table...haha) and many of the waitresses became "friends." There were some sweet girls working there, a few characters, too.
Perspicacious

Buford, GA

#12 Feb 15, 2013
So What is the latest on this place? I have not been by there lately.
Shoes on the other foot

Blairsville, GA

#13 Feb 16, 2013
Perspicacious wrote:
So What is the latest on this place? I have not been by there lately.
Drove by a few days ago and there still were two industrial-sized dumpsters in front of it. They're still renovating or stalled out, I guess.
Heated

Blairsville, GA

#14 Feb 17, 2013
Shoes on the other foot wrote:
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Drove by a few days ago and there still were two industrial-sized dumpsters in front of it. They're still renovating or stalled out, I guess.
That is curious. I would venture a guess and say that because of the worsening market conditions here, they can't find someone from the outside who'll lease the place (and pay for renovations), evidenced by the fact a pouring license is a usually gold ticket.
olympic angels

Ogden, UT

#15 Feb 17, 2013
Heated wrote:
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That is curious. I would venture a guess and say that because of the worsening market conditions here, they can't find someone from the outside who'll lease the place (and pay for renovations), evidenced by the fact a pouring license is a usually gold ticket.
a legal license is gold, that one is not legal. that could be the reason, as every thing else in towns county its not legal some bullshit cooked up by kiserdean. he would be another one of them criminals of the day.
the stroy

Hayesville, NC

#16 Feb 28, 2013
the ridges to it over and now they have no momoy to fix t
ore

Hiawassee, GA

#17 Feb 28, 2013
the stroy wrote:
the ridges to it over and now they have no momoy to fix t
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Perspicacious

Buford, GA

#18 Mar 4, 2013
olympic angels wrote:
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a legal license is gold, that one is not legal. that could be the reason, as every thing else in towns county its not legal some bullshit cooked up by kiserdean. he would be another one of them criminals of the day.
So it is illegal? I have read that someone got the place designated as a resort and that is how they got a license. So, what is illegal? I'm not challenging you...only curious about the legality of their license. If you look up the definition of resort you'll find something like this:

"a place to which people frequently or generally go for relaxation or pleasure, especially one providing rest and recreation facilities for vacationers: a popular winter resort."

So, we have a hotel on a lake in the mountains with a marina and other amenities. Too me, that sounds like a resort. I have read other comments about the resort factor and the words illegal license, but I've never seen any explanation as to what is illegal about it.

I see there is another thread now about The Ridges closing...again. Spring is just around the corner and I assumed the Boat House was going to reopen by Memorial Day. But apparently that is just not happening now.
Ignore the Moron

Blairsville, GA

#19 Mar 4, 2013
Perspicacious wrote:
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So it is illegal? I have read that someone got the place designated as a resort and that is how they got a license. So, what is illegal? I'm not challenging you...only curious about the legality of their license. If you look up the definition of resort you'll find something like this:
"a place to which people frequently or generally go for relaxation or pleasure, especially one providing rest and recreation facilities for vacationers: a popular winter resort."
So, we have a hotel on a lake in the mountains with a marina and other amenities. Too me, that sounds like a resort. I have read other comments about the resort factor and the words illegal license, but I've never seen any explanation as to what is illegal about it.
I see there is another thread now about The Ridges closing...again. Spring is just around the corner and I assumed the Boat House was going to reopen by Memorial Day. But apparently that is just not happening now.
There was nothing illegal about it. Just ignore this inbred and thank goodness he is gone.

The state of Georgia basically allows resorts of a certain size to basically do an end run around a county or city's alcohol laws. The justification of this law is based around the economic development it will bring to the community.

While some may banter around the word "illegal" it is not. However, it certainly was NOT a decision that local voters were able to decide for themselves - and that irritates a lot of people.

In the similar vein, Brasstown Valley Resort is able to serve alcohol because it is controlled by a state authority - and the creation of that authority allowed Brasstown Valley to serve mixed drinks.

Towns County, Hiawassee and now Young Harris, do have ordinances which allow for the sale of beer and wine, and pouring licenses of beer and wine. However, the sale of liquor and pouring licenses for liquor have not been approved by the voters of Towns County, as a referendum would be required.(aside from the two resorts mentioned)
Perspicacious

Buford, GA

#20 Mar 4, 2013
Ignore the Moron wrote:
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There was nothing illegal about it. Just ignore this inbred and thank goodness he is gone.
The state of Georgia basically allows resorts of a certain size to basically do an end run around a county or city's alcohol laws. The justification of this law is based around the economic development it will bring to the community.
While some may banter around the word "illegal" it is not. However, it certainly was NOT a decision that local voters were able to decide for themselves - and that irritates a lot of people.
In the similar vein, Brasstown Valley Resort is able to serve alcohol because it is controlled by a state authority - and the creation of that authority allowed Brasstown Valley to serve mixed drinks.
Towns County, Hiawassee and now Young Harris, do have ordinances which allow for the sale of beer and wine, and pouring licenses of beer and wine. However, the sale of liquor and pouring licenses for liquor have not been approved by the voters of Towns County, as a referendum would be required.(aside from the two resorts mentioned)
Thanks for clearing that up. I do own a home on the lake, but live in Gwinnett. It seems that there are a lot of people posting here who applaud the failure of others but also complain about everything else.

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