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September 15, 2011

Hotel Vermont Breaks Ground Wednesday

08-henofthewoods Burlingtonians loath to drive to Waterbury for mushrooms and eggs on toast — no matter how delicious — will soon be able to partake closer to home. Wednesday, September 21, at 5 p.m., Gov. Peter Shumlin will be on hand as local developers Jay Canning and Chuck DesLauriers break ground on Hotel Vermont, home to Burlington's own location of Hen of the Wood restaurant.

The developers aren't yet willing to comment, nor is Hen of the Wood at the Grist Mill chef-owner Eric Warnstedt. The hotel and restaurant will open in April 2013 at 411 Cherry Street. Hen of the Wood at the Grist Mill in Waterbury will continue to serve its cuisine that earlier this year earned Warnstedt a nomination for the James Beard Foundation's best chef-Northeast.

Hen of the Wood won't be the only place at Hotel Vermont to wine and dine. Juniper Lounge will serve breakfast pastries in the morning, then offer "farm-inspired “carbon-negative” cocktails at night. That's not the only eco-based plan for Canning and DesLauriers — the entire hotel will be LEED-certified. Look for more information on our blog Wednesday night.





Glad to see another hotel opening up in downtown Burlington, because the lack of rooms close to the downtown hub has put the city at a huge disadvantage for years, especially in when it comes to conferences.

Sure sounds like it's gonna be a pricey stay and pricey eats, though . . . Hen of the Wood is fantastic, but it ain't cheap.

Where's it being built?

good food ain't cheap.

Tim -

"The hotel and restaurant will open in April 2013 at 411 Cherry Street."

I was not aware that Cherry Street had 411 addresses. Rite-Aid ends the street and it's not even at 200. Are we building out Cherry, or is this a typo?

haha cools mang i luvs it!

Thanks for your comments. The address is a typo indeed, the new Hotel Vermont will be at 41 Cherry Street, between the Courtyard Burlington Harbor Hotel and Macy's.

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