GROTON -- On January 19, the Groton Woman's Club was treated to a visit by Warren (Waddy) Francis, Jr., General Manager of The Groton Inn, and John Amaral, Omni Properties Partner. Waddy presented a power point slide show with a voiceover that was both interesting and inspirational for all of us who have suffered the loss of the original Groton Inn.
Construction of the Inn started in mid 2016, and the opening day for the new Inn is May 3. With all the planning and construction involved, Waddy said that the Inn is sometimes referred to as "our own green monster."
A rehearsal dinner has been booked for May 3 as well as 50 of the 60 guest rooms.
Several of the rooms available in the Inn will have a view of Gibbet Hill.
The Forge and Vine Restaurant, a separate building, will open the third week of June. The dining room will seat 156 people. There will be a private dining room, a raw bar, and the full menu will include vegan selections. Twenty-four people can be seated for dinner on the patio.
Breakfast, from 6:30-10:30 a.m., will be served in the Inn, while dinner, from 4:30-10 p.m., will be served in the restaurant.
Waddy described many of the attractive features inside the Inn, including eventually the murals inside the former Rosenberger home, now the property of Indian Hill Music.
There will be a gift shop and many aspects of interactive technology. With a special phone app, you will be able to order dinner ahead, and pick it up at the Forge and Vine Restaurant on your way home.
An open house to which the public will be invited, will take place in late spring. Those attending the program were left with a great deal of excitement and anticipation for the completion of this project.