Kutsher’s sold, being demolished…
Kutsher's, as seen at ATP NY 2008 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Thank you music festival ATP NY for recently bringing back some of the old glory to Kutsher's and allowing me to experience its kitschy splendor, a pleasure future generations will never know...
The sale of the last iconic Catskills resort was finalized late Wednesday, according to Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency Chairman and county Legislator Ira Steingart.
Once the site of legends like Wilt Chamberlain, Mickey Mantle and Jerry Seinfeld, the century-old, family-operated Kutsher's Country Club is being transformed into a $90 million Nature Cure Lifestyle Management Center.
"We need resorts like this in Sullivan County," Steingart said.
The 1,300-acre resort, both its man-made and natural lakes, and all its properties outside Monticello were sold to Veria Lifestyle, which is connected to the Veria Living media conglomerate.
Veria's management has said it hopes to start demolition very soon with the opening expected next spring. Steingart said the timeline is aggressive but he's eager to get the property back on the tax rolls and create hundreds of expected jobs.
"I'm very excited about the closing," he said. [Times Herald-Record]
In 2009 we mentioned that the old Catskills resort was for sale, but that didn't stop ATP from returning there, their final year there, in 2010 (ATP then moved to Asbury Park and then to NYC and then didn't do a festival in NY at all in 2013).
Kutsher's, as seen at ATP NY 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Watch a trailer for a documentary about the Catskills resort, below...