Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tilted Kilt Owners to Open Distillery in Posh River Neighborhood | WWNY TV 7

      A river front estate will soon a distillery and restaurant despite objections from neighbors in the Town of Clayton.   Apparently making hooch isn't as bad as a wind mill.

St. Lawrence Distillery Moves Forward | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just what we need, another Benito financed distillery. If it ain't apples, wine, or whisky, we run it out of the state. We do love aluminum though, but not electricity.

Anonymous said...

Nope. And apparently zoning regulations don't mean anything in Clayton either.

Buy a property zoned one way, spend oodles of $, pressure the local politicos, get all cranky, hire lawyers and ultimately get the zoning to let you do whatever you want and the guise of job creation.

Until other residents sic their lawyers on the town to get their way back. The town lawyer gets to bill big bucks to the taxpayers and we all lose.

Maybe the new Supervisor will have an impact?



Anonymous said...

Happy to see investors bringing another tourist-attracting party venue to Clayton! Good for the tax base.

Anonymous said...

Are you serious 404, the majority of it will be financed through us..And yes zoning is a unique animal, it'sfor the good of the majority........But here it doesn't matter.

Anonymous said...

The difference between windmills and making hooch, is that you can't see them making the hooch from Thompson park.

Anonymous said...

The last supervisor was Mr Taylor. You can't expect him to comply with laws. He was a professional with the NYS Department of Corrections.

Anonymous said...

Yes their going ahead with plans -------Means palms have already been greased and payoffs will be made, damn the neighbors full-speed ahead..

Anonymous said...

Don't you find it rather awkward to look at a menu, and then look up to body parts showing right in front of you? Who really goes to the Tilted Kilt anymore? It's a business where only the small majority mingle.

Anonymous said...

I've never been there, 11:21. But it's about freedom. I hear the food is good and the ladies are very nice. Suggestion, just don't go.

Anonymous said...

Now now 742. Careful.

Representations were made and had to be "honored" after the fact.

Clayton has a "vision". The mayor wants to dump poop in the river, you know.

Anonymous said...

3:27, dumping poop in the river has now gone mainstream. Cape Vincent, while quaking about wind spinners, pumps tons in through their high tech trailer park septics. Why shouldn't Clayton join in the fun?

Anonymous said...

Looks like some neighbors disagree and have filed a law suit against the town as reported in the WDT this morning. Good for the lawyers to earn more fees. Thanks to all for letting it get to this point. Excellent stewardship by the Town Board. Clayton's version of wind.

What is happening to this formerly nice, little village?

Anonymous said...

It was never a nice little village. It was a sleepy little village with a few businesses and no competition. Now that they have actual competition between busineses, they are starting to melt down. Fun to watch this bragidicious hamlet learn how commerce works. Not really so nice after all.

Anonymous said...

But what about the comprehensive plan and the vision? I fear the worst is to come. Oh no.

Anonymous said...

Main plaintiff in the case is the neighbor who sold the Garrett's the property, saying "Boy, wouldn't it be great if the people who bought it started a restaurant, a bed and breakfast, or a winery?" Seems he was for it before he was against it. Anyone in local media gonna pull on that string to see where it leads? Sellers remorse, or something more?

I don't think the local politicos were 'greased' in any way, except in a self-lubricating way. Word is they made promises and assurances that were beyond their reach, which led to the recent showdown at the town meeting. That's what happens when you elect The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Anonymous said...

957 - agree. Time they wake up and join the real world.

Too bad the monied folk on both sides have embarked on tearing the fabric of this river town apart.

A legacy of the leadership.

Anonymous said...

"Posh"? Take a drive along that stretch. Trailer parks, furniture sitting by the road for pickup, trees trees, trees. Putting some money into the old nunnery and getting it open for business could only ENHANCE that stretch of 12E.

Actually, how is it even provable before-the-fact that property values will flucuate up OR down? Every Chicken Little against this seems to think that the whole town will turn into Mr Potter's Bedford Falls. Same ones that thought the Hotel would bring Clayton to ruin.

Anonymous said...

Come to the hearing on Thursday, Jan 7. It should be a hoot.