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Gavin’s Irish Country Inn is for sale

Jan 29, 2024 12:11 am

Andrea Macko reports in Porcupine Soup that Cornwallville's Gavin’s Irish Country Inn is for sale. The resort has been one of the Durham-area live music venues for six decades. Bernadette Gavin Palmieri and her husband Brian Palmieri are third generation owners, and Bernadette said, “My husband Brian and I just feel it is the time to sell, if possible, due primarily to financial loss over the past few years due to payroll increases, taking on an additional mortgage, and inflation of goods." In February of 2022, the couple also reopened the old Saloon of East Durham on Route 145 as an Irish café, pub, bakery, and gift shop named Nellie’s after Bernadette’s grandmother, which has been for sale since last summer. The resort now for sale is listed for $4.25 million for 40 acres with a motel with 56 units, two single-family homes, a bar, a dining hall, a restaurant, a commercial kitchen, an outdoor pool, an outdoor stage, outdoor seating areas, and a playground. Bernadette Gavin Palmieri also said, "our children are at a critical age and we want to have that time with them that has been lost trying to save our business these past few years during the pandemic.” Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.