Those of you who stayed at the Addison prior to October of 2007 may remember the Embers Restaurant next door. The building has been many things in recent history including a Christmas-themed restaurant and the Embers with their coastal fusion cuisine.
Back in October the building was foreclosed upon, along with the Addison, by the bank. We were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and we bought the Addison back in December but did not buy the Embers. We briefly looked at buying it this summer with the thoughts of putting suites upstairs and spa and / or meeting facilities downstairs.
But now the Embers has been sold. Our neighbors from across the street bought it. It turns out that the house across the street, which is their vacation home, isn’t big enough for all of their extended family so they needed more room. So they bought the building, had a big yard sale to get rid of all the restaurant related fixtures (we bought new dining room furniture) and now they are converting the building back into residential use. See that shed roof on the right side of the building? They are going to demolish that part of the building and wrap the porches all around that side of the building. They’ve got lots of work to do over the next year.
So, the building is being reincarnated back to the original use as a residence. The circle of life, hakuna mattata. Or something like that. I’ll post pictures as they make progress. If the building ends up looking anything like their house across the street it will be quite impressive.