Tag Archives: Todd Byhre

Bittersweet Eatery & Gathering Place closes

Bittersweet Eatery & Gathering Place closing flyer: Bittersweet Eatery & Gathering Place
Bittersweet Eatery & Gathering Place in the Archer House closed yesterday. Nfld Patch’s story:

Like other restaurant owners in Northfield, [Jane] Volkert has dealt with rising commodity prices at the same time customers are watching their spending more. She attributed the closing to “the economy.”

The restaurant has been for sale for several months. Volkert spoke with her staff about the closing when she made the decision, and as a result, her staff has been reduced from six employees to three.

Todd Byhre, general manager of the Archer House River Inn, which leases the space to Volkert, said the hotel is exploring options to fill the area, possibly keeping it as a coffee shop, but nothing is set in stone.

See also Nfld News: Downtown coffee shop to close — but for how long?

City ponders $100k forgivable loan for the Archer House; a royal flush for downtown?

Archer House

Last week, the Northfield EDA recommended that the City enter into a partnership with the Archer House: a $100k forgivable loan in exchange for ADA-compliant toilets for public use. I like the idea and I think Dallas Haas would, too. See pages 9-21 in the June 25 EDA packet; the June 27th Nfld News story; and the June 26 Friday Memo in which Joel Walinksi wrote: (continued)

Continue reading City ponders $100k forgivable loan for the Archer House; a royal flush for downtown?