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Ticonderoga restaurant to close

Carillon owner to retire

Owner Russ Slater and restaurant manager Tara Rocque stand in front of the Carillon Restaurant. After 24 years of serving the Ticonderoga community, the Carillon will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

Owner Russ Slater and restaurant manager Tara Rocque stand in front of the Carillon Restaurant. After 24 years of serving the Ticonderoga community, the Carillon will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

— “I didn’t see it coming, but I wish him the best of luck. I know a lot of people will miss the place,” Tierney said. 

Tierney has thought about opening a similar restaurant in the space, but since his work requires a lot of travel it could not happen for several years. 

“Once the Carillon is closed the property may stay empty for a while until I can make more arrangements,” Tierney said. 

There have been a few inquiries from    local restaurant owners and potential new restaurants about renting the space but no official offer has been made, he said.

The Carillon has been a dining experience for the Ticonderoga area for the past 24 years, where guests have enjoyed fresh baked bread, steak, seafood and pasta dishes in view of the trademark fish tank.

To Slater, the Carillon was a chance to run his own business and make his own rules. He loves the connection he has been able to have with the community through his restaurant.  

“One of the things I have enjoyed the most about running this business is the people coming in that are in a great mood, because you wouldn’t go out to eat in a bad mood right?” Slater said. “It is also a wonderful feeling when customer leaves happy because we gave them a terrific meal and experience.”

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