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Remembering the Harbor Hide-A-Way [283] 

Published September 19, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.

9/12/12: The Harbor Hide-A-Way has been a fixture on Shelburne Road since 1941 when Wallace and Eleanor White first opened their doors. In the decades to follow, the Hide-A-Way became a popular restaurant known for its eccentric decor and tasty vittles, serving regulars and out of towners alike.  Even Katharine Hepburn and Bob Dylan are said to have stopped by for a bite.

In the 80s, the restaurant changed hands and in 1987, the Hide-A-Way closed its doors for good. For the past 25 years, it has remained vacant. An emblem to the past, its deteriorating lighthouse marked the entrance to Bay Road.

Recently purchased by the DuBruls who own the neighboring Automaster, the Hide-A-Way and its surrounding buildings were demolished last week.

After decades of decay, many agree this eyesore was ready to come down.  But for some, watching the lighthouse fall signifies the end of an era.

Eva takes a look back at what made the Harbor Hide-A-Way so unique in this memorial to a one-of-a-kind Vermont spot.

Read more about the Hide-A-Way here.

Watch a longer version of the demolition here.

Music performed by:
Kevin MacLeod

Fig Leaf Rag - distressed
Scott Joplin

Gymnopedie No 1
Erik Satie

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Cabot Creamery Cooperative.


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Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed by millions. She appears every other Friday on WCAX at 6:30pm.

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