Buzby's is up for sale.....

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  1. 46er

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    just heard that Marilyn is retiring and she is selling the place. Whomever buys will have big shoes to fill, not saying Marilyn has big feet, but you know what I mean.
     
  2. woodjin

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    Yeah, she told me about it a month ago. She said she wasn't listing it yet so I didn't mention it. It will be a shame to see her leave her post at Buzby's. She said she is just ready to retire.
     
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    It would be best served as a luncheonette deal I would think....sandwiches, coffee, fishing tackle, maybe a pump out front.
     
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    Never heard of the place. Where's it at?
     
  5. 46er

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    Chatsworth
     
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    You really need to get a copy of "The Pine Barrens" by John McPhee. :)
     
  8. PINEY MIKE

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    Nascar,
    It's the corner general store. Im sure you know it if you've been to Chatsworth.
     
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    [QUOTEIt would be best served as a luncheonette deal I would think....sandwiches, coffee, fishing tackle, maybe a pump out front.][/QUOTE]

    I wonder if that was the case if it would get enough traffic through the doors to turn a profit and keep it open. It would be cool to see it as a true general store again.

    I would like to see the Bamber Lake general store open again as it was when I was a kid, I miss that place.

    Chris
     
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    I would like to see the Bamber Lake general store open again as it was when I was a kid, I miss that place.
    Chris

    General store would be nice. I know the VFW is right there, but I think it'd be a neat stop for a beer if a liquor license was available. Anything than just rotting away like it is.
     
  12. 46er

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    I wonder if that was the case if it would get enough traffic through the doors to turn a profit and keep it open. It would be cool to see it as a true general store again.

    Chris[/quote]

    Marilyn had subleased a portion, of the store, maybe a year or so ago, to a couple for food service. It did not last long, not sure of the reason though.
     
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    I had wildlife mangement at RU Cook in 1980 with Professor Len Wolgast and I had to work the deer check station there as part of the course. We got to pick our station and I chose Buzby's. We worked along side the biologists and helped log in and age the deer.
    It was a hopping joint back then, especially during shotgun week.

    That class was the best I ever had in college. The semester ended with a wild game cook-up with dove, pheasant, deer and other earthly critter vittles.
     
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    I enjoyed that class as well, especially getting to play with Lenny's herd of beagles and labs, but others are in the running for my best. Entomology for Anglers, and Roger Locandro's Interesting and Edible Meats, and Interesting and Edible Plants all would compete for my favorite. Field trips in Roger's plant class were my first introduction to the Pine Barrens.
     
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    I have dreamed of opening my photography studio there for quite some time. Barn dances in the back barn every Friday evening with local piney bands. Oh dreams!!!!
     
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    It's a romantic notion, but I wouldn't underestimate the challenge of making any money on a place like that. Depends on the initial capital investment and debt costs, naturally. It's small, it doesn't have much parking, and other than on certain festival days tourist traffic is fairly light.
     
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    I know, I've thought of that. The thought of working in that old store though, editing my prints just drives me wild!
     
  18. uh60chick

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    They did turn a profit (and the food was good), but I heard a couple of different reasons why they didn't renew the lease. When I saw the sign up that Buzby's is for sale, my first thought was that I hoped that couple would buy it.
     
  19. MarkBNJ

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    If the capital requirements are low and you can support the debt, then no reason why you couldn't own it for the personal satisfaction, and set up and sell your prints and whatnot inside. I suspect Marilyn paid as much into that place as she ever took out of it in monthly cash flow.
     
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