Endless Summer Grille operator Peter Ambrose won’t be back at Goat Hill next year, the Shelter Island Reporter is reporting.
“It wasn’t as successful as we have had in the past,” Country Club President Ron Lucas told the paper about Ambrose — who declined comment — passing on a second summer as the club’s restaurant operator.
Over the past several years, there have been a series of restaurant operators. Fresh closed just before Labor Day in 2013, succeeded by Fairway in 2014, VUE in 2015 and Endless Grille this past summer.
“Now we’re in the same boat,” Lucas said about finding another restaurateur for the 2017 season.
While most restaurant operators who left didn’t comment on why their arrangements with the club failed, Dan Murray of Fairway said he found it difficult for two separate operations to function in the same space, with all bar receipts going to the club and only food sales going to the restaurant operator.