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Big Burke announcement

Smellytele

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The work below the hotel includes building up a huge area of fill immediately below the hotel that will be part of the driveway approach. Then below that, is the infrastructure to capture runoff. The blue area on the left of this picture is the drainage area down to the retention basin.




That would make too much sense. Your hopeful logic does not belong here. :wink::-D

What are the purple lines?
 

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There will also be another new restaurant opening in the summer right next to the Pub Outback and Mike's Tiki Bar.
Yes, that is being developed by the former owners of Elements in St Johnsbury. So my guess is that will be a higher end restaurant which there is plenty of market room for in E Burke since the River Garden and Willy's closed.
 

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Those are "proposed" surface lifts. The short one is likely a short carpet for small kids to play on (or for those to lazy to walk up the hill to the MBE :) ). The other one is supposed to serve a small slope on the lower field below the hotel. However, I don't see it being very feasible.

Wow, that is interesting. Is the one downslope going to be for beginners/tubing?
 

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This is good news regarding the restaurant scene in East Burke. I have always felt that since Willey's and the River Garden closed there was room for something decent. The former owners of Elements have other careers, and they will need to be careful to be hands-on in order to monitor quality. Things at Elements went downhill as the owners seemed to lose energy.

The Tamarack Grill has some challenges. The biggest problem, IMHO, with the Tamarack Grill is the location. The space feels very "ski lodge", and not in a good way. This is fine for a bar and/or casual restaurant, but that's about it. When the new hotel is open they will presumably have better space for a high end restaurant - but by then the competition may be well established.

The other major challenge is the summer business. The village has become a much more compelling location in the summer, especially with the Tiki Bar. Severing ties with Kingdom Trails did not help. Thanks to KT, the village is becoming much more of a destination.
 
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