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Bristol Harbour Sold To Developers Of Everwilde Inn & Spa

Artist's rendering of the Everwilde project.
Artist's rendering of the Everwilde project.

The developers of the proposed Everwilde Inn & Spa have purchased  nearby Bristol Harbour Resort.

Laura and Todd Cook are buying assets that include the restaurant, lodge, golf course and marina. The Cooks are also buying Bristol Sewerage Corporation and have agreed to buy Bristol Water Works.

Everwilde will become a customer of the sewerage and waterworks operations, which the developers say will hep keep rates low for residents and mitigate concerns about septic systems at the Everwilde site.

Some of the opposition to the project  had to do with the facility's septic system. The Cooks say their project will continue to move forward with a presentation on the final Environmental Impact Statement scheduled for the spring.

South Bristol Town Supervisor Dan Marshall says up to now, sentiment among the residents for this project has been mixed.

"There's an awful lot of residents in favor and an awful lot of residents opposed, and if you consider what was spoken and said at public hearings it really does sound like it's a 50-50 deal, split right down the middle as to what people are thinking on it."

Marshall says there are still various approvals needed for the project, and he says the town board will be spending some time getting up to speed on the development.

The developers  say they plan to focus the next three to four months on giving the facility a fresh facelift in time for the peak summer season.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.