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Old 08-23-2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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I figured I should be the first to post.

This is our final weekend in business due to staffing and other problems we will be closing permanently on Sunday.

I know that there that are happy to hear this and others that are not.

Please let's not degrade this thread into a "ha ha you suck" dog pile on the rabbit



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Old 08-23-2018, 06:07 PM   #2
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Permanently as in forever? Or for this season and plan to open in 2019?
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:53 PM   #3
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Permanently as in forever? Or for this season and plan to open in 2019?
Yes permanent. Saw it on Facebook.
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:09 PM   #4
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I figured I should be the first to post.

This is our final weekend in business due to staffing and other problems we will be closing permanently on Sunday.

I know that there that are happy to hear this and others that are not.

Please let's not degrade this thread into a "ha ha you suck" dog pile on the rabbit



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Very sad to hear this.
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:14 PM   #5
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This is terrible news. I'm not on that side of the lake much, but the reviews looked like things were going well. Sorry to hear, Chef Tony--good luck in whatever comes next for you.

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I was in two weeks ago on a Sunday when my wife and I were beginning our hunt for a lake house. The food was great, the service was great and I enjoyed our short talk.

As I said on that Sunday, you said you would make Sandy Point into an excellent restaurant. From my only experience, you did exactly what you said you would do.

This news has hit me like a ton of bricks. You gave it your all.

So sorry to hear this news. All the best moving forward.

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Old 08-23-2018, 08:19 PM   #7
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I’m very sorry to hear this chef Tony. I always root for local business. I wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors.


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Old 08-24-2018, 05:41 AM   #8
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You had things together there in service, quality and price, Chef Tony. I'm sorry it didn't work out and wish you well in the future. This is a loss for the region.
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:17 AM   #9
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Staffing was a nightmare this season and now it's even worse due to school openings and activities. It's bad enough for year round business' but everyone I know that has a seasonal operation couldn't find enough staff.
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Staffing was a nightmare this season and now it's even worse due to school openings and activities. It's bad enough for year round business' but everyone I know that has a seasonal operation couldn't find enough staff.


Seems like especially in Alton. We went to Shibleys for some fried claims on a Wednesday because Pops was closed (Pops is closed Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s). Only two people staffed and waited over 45 minutes for a small clam and chicken finger order. They said they too were having staffing issues all season.


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Old 08-24-2018, 08:18 AM   #11
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:12 PM   #12
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Sorry to hear this. Always tough to close a business, good luck with your future endeavors.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:24 PM   #13
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I am sorry to hear this too. It's sad to lose a local business.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:47 PM   #14
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We enjoyed our times at the Sandy Point this year. Good food, good service. My wife and her friend enjoyed "thirsty Thursday" as well.

Good luck, Tony.

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Old 08-25-2018, 03:09 PM   #15
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Very sorry to hear this. I was hoping for the best for you. Had heard nothing but good this year.
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:09 PM   #16
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One of my brother from Ohio's favorite place to visit when at our lake.
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Sandy Point Restaurant has struggled over the past years with different proprietiors. Hopefully the Owners will find someone to return the restaurant to its previous greatness. Good luck to Tony in his future endeavors, and to Bobby on his search for a new group to run the place.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:10 AM   #18
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I can only imagine the difficulty of any restaurant today trying to find competent help! Especially now that the economy is so good. Good luck Tony.
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Old 08-26-2018, 12:23 PM   #19
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I think I saw somewhere that Sawyers is closing Labor Day because of the lack of staff.
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I think I saw somewhere that Sawyers is closing Labor Day because of the lack of staff.


Sawyer’s closes Labor Day every year.


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Old 08-27-2018, 09:39 AM   #21
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True, but they also made a point to mention Wednesday...

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Per reply to my email query to the Sandy Point Resort.
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Sad to hear about Sandy Point restaurant.

Is it true that the Dockside Restaurant is also closed for 2019?

Same question for Busy Corner?

If true that all three of these places are closed, then it is a huge loss for the Town of Alton.
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Sad to hear about Sandy Point restaurant.

Is it true that the Dockside Restaurant is also closed for 2019?

Same question for Busy Corner?

If true that all three of these places are closed, then it is a huge loss for the Town of Alton.
Dockside Restaurant was sold at auction a few weeks ago. I haven't heard anything about the new owner's plan for the property.

The Alton Bay Busy Corner store has been closed. The owner of the property has put up a newer, larger banner advertising the property for lease. I guess this will be a waiting game.

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Dockside Restaurant was sold at auction a few weeks ago. I haven't heard anything about the new owner's plan for the property.

The Alton Bay Busy Corner store has been closed. The owner of the property has put up a newer, larger banner advertising the property for lease. I guess this will be a waiting game.

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The Lodge at Smith Point is going to be very crowded this season
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I think in the Lodge thread we learned that they don't have a dock. Looks like some opportunities in Alton Bay, but not much time to get set up. Still have Shibley's and Pop's, right?
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I think in the Lodge thread we learned that they don't have a dock. Looks like some opportunities in Alton Bay, but not much time to get set up. Still have Shibley's and Pop's, right?


For real sit down just Shibleys. I love Pops but it’s really just takeout. You are correct about boat access however.


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JP China is also within walking distance from the public docks. Sandy Point used to have a shuttle van to the public docks when theirs were full. Maybe Ackerley's could get some diners that way too from the boaters. With the Rusty Moose also closed, the dining choices in Alton are dwindling.
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JP China is also within walking distance from the public docks. Sandy Point used to have a shuttle van to the public docks when theirs were full. Maybe Ackerley's could get some diners that way too from the boaters. With the Rusty Moose also closed, the dining choices in Alton are dwindling.


I really don’t go to the Lake for Chinese. Lol


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With the Rusty Moose also closed, the dining choices in Alton are dwindling.

Gail: Are you sure the Rusty Moose is closed? My last FB posting from them was March 2nd.....no mention of any closing. ???? I've only been a few times but there was live music and good food. I'd be disappointed if they closed
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Gail: Are you sure the Rusty Moose is closed? My last FB posting from them was March 2nd.....no mention of any closing. ???? I've only been a few times but there was live music and good food. I'd be disappointed if they closed
Sorry McDude. It is closed and cleaned out. Sudden decision, reportedly due to family issues.

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I really don’t go to the Lake for Chinese. Lol
Nor do I. In the 55+ summers I've spent in Alton Bay, I've never gone there, and I love Chinese food. We have so many good places here in the NY metro area, I'd rather enjoy New England seafood when I eat out in NH. Although I do enjoy the burgers at Ellacoya.
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I really don’t go to the Lake for Chinese. Lol
Nor do I. In the 55+ summers I've spent in Alton Bay, I've never gone there, and I love Chinese food. We have so many good places here in the NY metro area, I'd rather enjoy New England seafood when I eat out in NH. Although I do enjoy the burgers at Ellacoya.
On the same page. Plenty of good Chinese here in NY and I love the Ellacoya Bleu burger plus the best fries!!


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