from The Sun Community News on 11/13/16 – The sun broke through a wintry sky and scattered snow like glitter over Whiteface Mountain Friday as Jesse Rogers shared the view from his new venture.
Completely renovated, the kitchen and bar at the former Holiday Lodge is about to reopen as the Pour Man’s Tap House. It will probably make the perfect Christmas gift for locals and travelers alike, breathing new life into a place left vacant for the past five years. Its location at the edge of Wilmington’s busy Four Corners is something Rogers intended. And it is right near the North Pole.
Originally from AuSable, Rogers, 33, returned to his home turf after college and is raising his young family in Jay.
“The town, the community needs this,” he said of the gathering place he has placed inside what local businessman Roy Holzer is redeveloping as the Four Corners.
It was the mountains that brought Rogers back home, he said, after getting his degree at SUNY Cobleskill.
“I always came back to Whiteface and to the people here. Now I have the opportunity to give everyone a part of what makes this place so great: a place to be together in the mountains.”
Feature photo of Rogers courtesy of The Sun by Kim Dedam.