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Historic Wells House in Pottersville changes hands

Vin and Marian McCann life's passion is the restaurant business. Vin still teaches restaurant management at New York University.

The changes they will bring to the inn are in its dining offerings. The McCanns vision of the Wells House will feature two restaurants areas.

One, called One Upon a Moose will be a casual cafe and is named after the stuffed moose head that has been a feature in the inn lobby for decades. The cafe will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner with take-out and an espresso machine.

The casual feel will continue with a sofa in front of the fireplace, small tables and the inns historic bar at which patrons can sample craft beers and other beverages.

The room can be opened up for parties and large groups. The McCanns have already booked several parties and are accepting reservations for more.

The other restaurant will feature fine dining restaurant and is tentatively called "Country." Chef Dan Palmer is accomplished in a variety of culinary styles.

Palmer has been on-site two weeks already and both the Bubars and the McCanns agree that theyve been eating very well since his arrival.

He has a terrific personality," Vin McCann said.

Paul Bubar agrees.

Qualities of work are determined by the character of the worker, Bubar said.

The McCann's are planning to open Columbus Day weekend and the Once upon a Moosecafe will be 10 days after.

The sale hasnt closed yet but is expected shortly. The McCanns are eager.

Im going to create a board game based on commercial lending, joked Vin McCann.

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