Bedlam Corners to reopen

By Jaime Thomas

The day after she bought the remains of the Bedlam Corners general store in August, Virginia Curran started renovating it. Since then, she has spent a lot of time reinforcing the structure in West Hebron, which burned down nearly two years ago from a chimney fire.

“It took 10 dumpster loads to empty the building. I’ve been replacing walls and windows and putting in new support beams,” Curran said. The outside walls are already painted, and the exterior windows are finished.

Curran plans to run the spot as a general store like it was before.

“People can buy groceries, Boar’s Head meats, beer, local cheese and gifts,” Curran said. She will also have a deli that will offer sandwiches, subs and wraps, and three or four tables out for people to sit down at for a quick lunch.

In the morning, Curran will offer egg and cheese sandwiches and a hot coffee station.

Town Supervisor Brian Campbell is glad Curran has taken the initiative to reopen the store.

“We really appreciate that. We’re very grateful that she’s doing that,” Campbell said.

Curran said purchasing and taking over the store was a good opportunity.

“It was very missed in the community; there are a lot of people that depend on it,” Curran said. She is surprised by the number of people who have stopped in to ask her when she’ll be open. She said a lot of traffic goes by the store, including many delivery drivers who tell her they’re looking forward to the store being open, so they have somewhere to stop for lunch.

Campbell agrees.

“I think it’s very important to have our store up and running,” he said.

While she has had help with renovations, Curran said this is really her own project and is excited to see it through.

“Hopefully people enjoy it, and they’ll come back. I’m looking forward to working with the community, serving coffee and sandwiches and meeting new people,” Curran said.

Curran will continue restoration through winter. She plans on opening the store Memorial Day weekend, and will hold daily hours of roughly 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., closing earlier on Sundays.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , ,

North Country Freepress – 10/19/18

FreePress10_19_18.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/19/18

lakes_10_19_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 10/18/18

518 Wheels 10_19_18.pdf-web.pdf

Police working break-in cases

The entrance to the Whitehall Police Station.

By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

DSC_0407

By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

beaverdam

By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

trophy

By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/12/18

North Country Freepress – 10/12/18

518 Wheels – 10/11/18

Police investigating home invasions in village

crime1

By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

Village OK’s policy to fix budget shortcomings

Granville Village Board

By Krystle S. Morey After being faulted by the state regarding an audit of its finances, the village of Granville […]