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Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by TJMay, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. TJMay

    TJMay Beach Lover

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    Ok, help me out here and settle a bet.

    What was the name of the restaurant that was on the Adagio site before it was Adagio?
     
  2. Will B

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    I remember it and remember when it burned. Long long ago. Pretty sure it was called Blue Mountain Resort or something close. All of the homes in the brickyard were tied to it as rental units.
     
  3. TJMay

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    Thanx, Will B.

    There may have been a development called that but the restaurant had a one word name. I think it started with an "A".

    Owned by a Dentist and run by his son, not very well as I remember.

    Driving us crazy trying to dredge up this name...
     
  4. Lake View Too

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    I think you are confusing different places and different eras. Will B. is thinking about the site of Adagio Condominiums which was the site of a restaurant maybe 50 years ago. TJMay, I think, is referring to the Adagio Restaurant, in Downtown Grayton, which use to be Gravel Road, at one time, and was another restaurant, by another name, before that, I think.
     
  5. HD Lady

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    Will B is not confused. There was a restaurant on the Adagio site in the early '90s that was owned by a Dr. and managed by his son. The Dr. also owned the old red brick two story house on 30A. I cannot remember the name of the restaurant.
     
  6. Andy A

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    I don't remember the name of the restaurant but the Dr's name was Davis or Davies, if I remember correctly. He also owned the land that now contains Bella Vita. The restaurant was not well advertised or well known.
     
  7. Lake View Too

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    It definitely could be me who is confused... wasn't/ isn't there a restaurant named Adagio (or something like that) in Uptown Grayton? And I'm pretty sure there was a restaurant at, or near, the site of what is now Adagio Condominiums, perhaps only a decade or so ago. However, I remember, somewhere in the past, there were ruins of a previous structure at the site where White Cliffs is now. (And, I am talking way back...) Anybody remember that? Does "Adagio" mean confusion in Italian?
     
  8. Will B

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    White Cliffs is close but just a tiny tad east of where the restaurant was. The foundation with the three beachfront rooms beneath and the empty pool were there for years and years after it burned.

    Andy...when you say "not well advertised or well known", that may be an understatement. It was so unknown, I never knew there was anything else ever there.
     
  9. Lake View Too

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    Yes, that's exactly what I remember seeing. But I have no idea what decade it was. It's getting a little dusty in my memory cells, but I still remember when there was a bar in the brickyard.
     
  10. kitlit

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    My sources suggest the restaurant was Barbarosa... Run by Dr Davie's son, Gabe.
     
  11. TJMay

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    Kitlit,

    Thanks, but I'm 100% sure it was not Barbarosa'

    I can't yet remember what it was but that's not it...
     
  12. Truman

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    That rings a bell. Seems like it was closed for a long time which probably adds to the "under the radar" situation.
     
  13. NotDeadYet

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    For Lakeview Too, this was way before there was an Uptown Grayton.
    I can't remember the name of the restaurant either, but I do recall that Hilda McDonald played the piano there for a short time. I think it must have been the very early 1990's. She moved over to the Red Bar when it first opened and played there for another little while. My son bought her piano and moved it out of the Red Bar, not long before Opal.
    Barbarosa does sound familiar.
     
  14. Franny

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    Posting for a long time local........the name of the restaurant was 'La Pergola'.......
     
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  15. Andy A

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    Franny, that definitely sounds right to me. Thank you.
     
  16. kitlit

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    Ah, thanks for the correction, Franny, you beat me to it! She remembered last night that Barbarosa was the name of their development company, La Pergola WAS the restaurant.
     
  17. TJMay

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    That's it!

    Thanx for jogging the memory....
     
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    The name of the bar in the brickyard was the "Runaground"... the restaurant on the west side of White Cliffs (on the beach) was something else...
     
  19. Franny

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    Kit, I had a LITTLE help!! wink wink!
     

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