Hooray! We got our Certificate of Occupancy for the Roseboro Restaurant. Tomorrow, we meet with the New York Department of Health to do a kitchen inspection. The last hurdle is waiting for our liqueur license. Once we get that, we will be ready to open the restaurant. (more…)
It is almost time to begin creating our gardens at The Roseboro. We will soon start planting the gardens on the north side of The Roseboro where the green fountain is currently. We will be putting in a white scalloped fence around this entire area and plant amazing border gardens. Sturbridge arbors will be installed at each garden entrance. It will be a perfect spot for outdoor weddings!
THE ROSEBORO (by Sandra Manko)
It was very interesting if nothing else. We had a good time which is a good thing because we certainly didn’t get rich.
We worked an average of 10 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the 1st summer my paycheck was $8.50. That’s not $8.50 an hour – that’s $8.50 a week. I was a bus girl. The waitresses got paid a few dollars more. By 1957, I got paid $19.00/week – that was with 2 years prior experience. When Dawne Belloise & Dennis Giacomo were renovating the Roseboro, they found this little booklet from 1957 stuck somewhere in a wall and it showed our wages. Joyce Farro worked as a waitress and she got $19.00/week. Barbara Whitbeck got paid $18.00/week. (more…)
Here is her recollection:
“I worked at the Roseboro during the summer of 1961 as a bus girl. My pay check from the Wasserman’s was $13.25 a week. As a bus girl, I not only removed the dirty dishes from the tables, but I also served different items like beverages and special side orders of food and so on. (more…)
Ron Kleinberger and Gary O’Connor have been hard at work! The Dining Room and Lobby areas have been raise back to level and new footings have been put under those entire rooms, as well as under the restrooms. The building sunk down over 3 inches in several spot, and had to be raised back to level and secured so it remains level. The new substantial concrete footings were installed to ensure it will not sink again. Now, we begin fixing the cracks and replastering the walls in that area. Next week, we will start remodeling the bathrooms off of the lobby. Our goal is to get the restaurant open by late spring.