Witherbee’s Carriage House is on the market!
Just a week after Schroon Laker learned the Morningstar Bistro -- another Schroon Landmark was seeking new owner -- Patty and Bill Christian are selling. A popular watering hole for locals, second home owners and the Summer People, Witherbee’s is known for its Open Mic Night every Thursday, its big ass steaks, fine prime rib, numerous fundraisers, the annual "Bayou Bob" Crawfish Boil and the place where North Country Rock and Roll calls home.
The sale was announced in a listing on Craigslist.
“Landmark Schroon Lake Restaurant. The only continuously running restaurant for over 40 years within 50 miles! Gorgeous converted Carriage House with 3 dining rooms, renovated kitchen, new walk-in cooler and freezer, new heating systems, 2 fireplaces, new roof, new heating system, etc...... Also 3 Brand New rental cottages with approval for up to 30 cottages.... Plenty of Growth Potential! Well established clientele. Make your offer before the busy summer season!”
The asking price is $995,000.
Patty and Bill have owned Witherbee’s for more than seven years. It was originally a barn which housed horses, part of the defunct Edgewater Resort -- across the road. It began life as a restaurant in the 1960s under the name Witherbee’s, before it became Terrio’s for 28 years. When the Christians purchased the restaurant they restored the original name.
Witherbee’s is a part road-house, bar, restaurant and living history museum. The walls and ceilings are adorned with items from a bygone era in the North Country: from every imaginable tool, to old signs, milk jugs, snow sleds and antique farming equipment.
What are your memories of the fun times you've enjoyed at Witherbee’s? Tell us in comments.