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The Glenmore Bar & Grill

On Big Moose Lake, NY - An Old Forge Area Hidden Hot Spot

The Glenmore Bar & Grill

On Big Moose Lake, NY - An Old Forge Area Hidden Hot Spot

Picture The Glenmore is a casual comfortable place. Wear your jeans, or if the season is right, snow pants! We won’t judge, we’ll be happy to show off our Nascar shirts!
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The Glenmore is a casual & comfortable place. Wear your jeans, or if the season is right, snow pants! We won’t judge!
snowmobile.jpg Snowmobilers welcome! The Glenmore is right off the west shore of Big Moose Lake. You can drive up from the frozen lake or come down the Glenmore Road, just off the Big Moose Road.
Picture Snowmobilers welcome! The Glenmore is right off the west shore of Big Moose Lake. You can drive up from the frozen lake or come down the Glenmore Road, right off the Big Moose Road.

Owned and operated by the Muller family for over 40 years, the Glenmore is a great place to bring your kids or buddies. We serve a wide range of comfort food that includes pizza, burgers, chiken sandwhiches, wraps, mexican, salads, odds & ends, kids menu and more! See our menu for the full story!

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Owned and operated by the Muller family for over 40 years, the Glenmore is a great place to bring your kids or buddies. We serve a wide range of comfort food that includes pizza, burgers, chiken sandwhiches, wraps, mexican, salads, odds & ends, kids menu and more! See our menu for the full story!


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Glenmore Bar & Grill
Hostel Adirondack

On Big Moose Lake, NY - An Old Forge Area Hidden Hot Spot
 

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Historic Glenmore changes hands

Monday, May 25, 2015 - Updated: 12:28 PM

By MEGAN ULRICH

Adorindack Express News Staff

Pat Duffy looks much younger than his 31 years and his relaxed, friendly demeanor puts you instantly at ease. Don’t let his youthful appearance fool you; he’s got business sense and an enviable work ethic backing him up. He’ll be utilizing both those skills when he officially takes the helm at the Glenmore in Big Moose on June 1.

The Liverpool native spent summers at his grandparents’ camp in Big Moose his entire life and after earning a Bachelors in Engineering, Construction and Management from Clarkson University and a Masters degree from SUNY Potsdam, he made it his full time home.

He knows the area inside-out and has worked at many area businesses since he was old enough to hold a job.

“I have always had a love for boats and my camp was right down from the marina, so as soon as I could get working papers, Dunn's Boat Service had to put me on the payroll because I never left.” 

He’s worked at the marina for eleven years, back full time since 2009 as sales/operations manager. He’s also been a server at the Big Moose Inn for the past several summers, so he’s no stranger to service with a smile. He worked for Van Slyke Construction on and off since moving to the area, as well.

Longtime Glenmore owner and operator Bob Muller has been ready to move on for a few years and the friends had talked about a purchase arrangement in the past.

“So when the question arose this winter, I told him I wanted buy the place and take on the challenge,” says Duffy.

And with the many hats he wears, Duffy seems prepared.

“I feel the Glenmore has such great potential, but needs a new beginning and some change. I enjoy the different tourist seasons and making the transitions between them. I know it will be tons of hard work but I am not stranger to that.” ?He’s already familiar with the building and the business, working for Muller on and off for the past 15 years. 

“Bob needed a part-time cook when I was 16  and it took off from there. I was taught to bartend really fast the winter I turned 18 and walked into the bar on a busy Saturday,” he says.

He and Muller have gotten close over the years.

“Bob has always been like a father to me, he has helped me in many ways over the years and he has been an unbelievable friend and he has always been someone I could go to for support.  He is very excited for me and will always be some I can go to for help,” Duffy says. ?After officially taking over on June 1, Duffy intends to put some work into the place before reopening on June 24. He has plans to serve dinners, continue a full bar menu and keep the bar open seven days a week in the summer. He is also planning on having some live music throughout the summer months.

If it sounds like a lot to take on, it is. But Duffy is clearly not afraid of being busy.

“I try to be active in the Big Moose Community as well as the Town of Webb. Currently I serve as a board member on the BMPOA and am the Second Assistant Fire Chief in Big Moose. I want to be around the area, supporting the community and making a great living in the Adirondacks because it is a place that I love and get to call my home,” says Duffy.?Over the next few years he plans to restore the building during the off-seasons, like many old buildings in the Adirondack Park, it is in need of some work. There will be some noticeable changes, he says,  when the Glenmore reopens at the end of June, but no major construction until after Columbus Day when he plans to tackle my first of many major projects, with a complete restoration of the bathrooms. 

“As time and funding allow, I will try to tackle a big project every off season, to help improve the structure and the business,” he says.

Duffy is obviously humbled by the opportunity.

“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to run a business in a place thats always meant a lot to me. I love this lake and the area, nothing better than having a six million acre back yard,” he says

The holiday weekend, though, was about saying goodbye to his friend as the Glenmore owner and wishing him well on his new adventures.?“Memorial Day Weekend was Bob's last time running the Glenmore. It was a weekend to celebrate the end of and era and a new beginning for him and for me,” says Duffy.

Visit the Glenmore Facebook page or new website at duffysglenmore.com.





casual2.jpg The Glenmore is a casual comfortable place.
Wear your jeans, or if the season is right, snow pants...or no pants! We won’t judge!  The signs always say "Shirt and Shoes Required".  I suppose that means pants are optional?
snowmobile.jpg Snowmobilers Always Welcome!
The Glenmore is located on the west shore of Big Moose Lake.  Take Big Moose Road up from Eagle Bay or down from Stillwater to Glenmore Road or take Trail #10 from Rondaxe Lake and the Old Forge Trail System.
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Owned and operated by the Muller family for over 40 years.  The Glenmore is a great place for adults and kids. We serve a wide range of comfort food that includes pizza, burgers, chicken sandwhiches, wraps, mexican fare, salads and other odds & ends!  One of the larger menus available in the Old Forge area!
See our menu for the full story! 

146 Glenmore Road
Eagle Bay – Big Moose Lake,
New York 13331

(315) 357 – 4891
glenmorehotel@gmail.com