A popular Stowe nightspot is up for grabs.
Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern was listed with his company last month for $249,000, says Bobby Roberts of Mountain Associates Realtors in Stowe.
The sale will include just the business; the building belongs to the Baggy Knees Shopping Center, which Roberts’ real estate agency manages.
Roberts says he’s had “amazing interest right from the beginning” in the sports bar and restaurant, which was established in 2004. It features a DJ lineup from Friday to Sunday nights, and carries varieties of local beer, including Heady Topper.
“Usually what happens is, you get that big interest, and people tend to filter out, whether it’s financing or not the right application,” Roberts said.
He would know; he owned the Rusty Nail for more than 20 years before selling it himself.
Roberts says he’s been in contact with “three or four” people about Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern.
Rimrock’s Mountain Tavern’s owner, David Wyckoff, was not available for an interview by press time.
Auberge de Stowe under new ownership
Kim and Phil Joyce, originally of Virginia, purchased Auberge de Stowe on South Main Street in December.
“We just decided to quit our corporate jobs and do something different. The kids are grown, and we really like this area. We found a place that we thought suited us” in Auberge de Stowe, Kim said.
Phil worked in information technology at a resort in Virginia, and Kim managed a restaurant.
“It’s been going really well. We have really enjoyed it. We’ve met a lot of really nice people,” Kim said.
At the end of April, the couple will close Auberge de Stowe, do a full remodel, and reopen in June as Little River Inn.
Shawn and Chantal Kerivan owned Auberge de Stowe for 17 years, and said it was time for them to move on.
“When you begin to replace bathrooms for the third time, and paint the place for the fourth time, there’s a little burnout that begins to smolder. While we were blessed as innkeepers in Stowe with multiple seasons to drive business to town, but it was becoming more difficult to get excited about explaining to people where to find the best places to view foliage,” Shawn said.
Right now, Shawn is in France, where Chantal was born and raised, teaching writing to a group of students studying abroad.
Chantal is working at Stowe Mountain Resort’s adventure center. The couple plans to continue living in Stowe.
“As I told Chantal, I’m looking forward to having someone else make the coffee,” Shawn said.