Gift Shops

brookfair-gardensI plan to open two of my own stores at the Roseboro. One will be “The Roseboro Gift Shop” featuring souvenirs and memorabilia of the Roseboro and the historic village of Sharon Springs. The other will be “Brookfair Gardens,” which will feature a wide variety of garden related products and gifts. I was in San Francisco today attending the International Gift Show where I picked up about 20 new suppliers for merchandise that I will carry in the stores.

Sneak Peek to Restoration Plans

rennovations1Phase One of the Restoration Plans include opening of the Roseboro Restaurant to feature Family Style Dining. Patrons will select their individual entree meat but share side dishes such as potatoes, salads, vegetables, breads, relishes, etc. Individual plated meals will also be available. Homemade pies and delicious desserts will be optional. The restaurant will be redecorated in rich red colors. Dining will also be available on the porches in the summer months. The target date for the restaurant will be mid-August.

1996 Repairs

1996-repairsMany major repairs were done by Dennis Giacomo after he purchased the Roseboro Hotel in 1996. The building had sat vacant following the hotel closure in 1963. Thirty-three years of neglect had taken its toll on the structure. The entire roof had to be replaced, porches were repaired or replaced, new steps added – just to name a few repairs. Almost all of the foundations walls were rebuilt on the Howland House (Main Street building wing).

Howland House

howland-houseCirca 1926: the paving of Rte 10 Main St. in Sharon Springs – Note the Howland House (in front) has been increased from 2 stories to 4 1/2 and attached to the Rosenberg Hotel. The Rosenberg House has increased from 2 stories to 3 1/2 and attached to the hotel as well.