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Killington Resort Unveils Plans To Replace Superstar Pub

Architectural rendering of the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar.

Vermont's Killington Resort will replace K-1 Lodge's Superstar Pub with a new deck and Meissl Umbrella Bar, named the "Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar."

Due to tropical storm Irene, the Superstar Pub was knocked from its foundation by the flooded Roaring Brook and consequently partially collapsed. Fortunately, the adjoining K-1 Lodge was built on a separate foundation and there was minimal damage to the K-1 Café, Mahogany Ridge Pub, Mountain Bike Shop, Rental Shop and bathrooms.

"Killington Resort, along with many communities, sustained damage from tropical storm Irene," stated Chris Nyberg, president and general manager for Killington Resort. "Structures can be replaced, roads can be fixed and we are pleased to offer another place for our guests to grab a light bite to eat and relax slopeside this season with the new Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar."

Killington Resort will start to build the deck in place of the Superstar Pub in the beginning of October. The new structure will include two heated Umbrella Bars with seating for 100 people plus, 200 additional seats on the deck. The Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar will serve up beverages, light fare and some music. In addition, this fully equipped bar area and deck is designed to withstand all weather conditions and will be open year-round providing guests with optimal views of Killington Peak, Skye Peak and the Superstar Trail.

"Our crews have successfully dismantled and removed the Superstar Pub and restored Roaring Brook to its original stream bed," continued Nyberg. "We will begin to build the deck beside Roaring Brook in the next couple of weeks and we anticipate opening the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar by the end of November."

Killington Resort will be one of the first resorts in the East to open for the 2011-12 season.

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