The grand old Telemark Lodge has been demolished to make way for redevelopment. We know the spirit of Tony Wise is grieving for this sad end of his dream. Even more, he is grieving for the people during this pandemic who are isolated and cannot offer another person a hearty handshake. Tony Wise was a hands-on guy.
Some years ago another grand old restaurant was being demolished. Ted Haag’s restaurant, the Sarona House, like the Telemark Lodge, was a fine place for meetings and dining. It stood in the way of road construction. It was a sad day for those who cherish and find comfort in familiar buildings that hold memories of good times.