Rusty Rudder on LKN closing.....

Discussion in 'Carolinas' started by CliffA, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    the Admiral and I stopped by the 'Rusty Rudder' restaurant/bar on LKN last Sunday afternoon.....the waitress told us they are closing for good on October 3rd.....she did not know the reason why.....

    I have always enjoyed eating/drinking at the Rudder....it will be missed....

    cliff
     
  2. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    Yes, we heard that last week. We stopped for lunch on Saturday and I picked a T-shirt. I hope another restaurant moves in but I have a bad feeling the owners will develop it into condos.
     
  3. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Yeah - read an article last week. The landlord is not renewing their lease, rumor is some sort of commercial development going in - hotel or condos. I don't get over there much, but it's a institution on the lake. $$$ is always the game.
     
  4. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    I would be surprised if they could shoehorn a hotel in that space. They share parking with Holiday Marina.
     
  5. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    Yeah, like I said, rumor - maybe the marina is expanding. But you can figure it's something more profitable than rent from a restaurant. Ashame, too much of Lake Norman is already developed, at least a restaurant provides a destination that is not in someones front yard. I can point to dozens of coves that had no development in them when we started going to the lake in 2000, now other than the islands, way north of HWY 150 and the Duke Energy owned land there are not many places.
     
  6. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I don't know anything about this place or the area, but in the past few years there has been a move toward building condos adjacent to marinas and then making the marina available only to condo owners or to non-owners at ridiculously high prices.
     
  7. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    the restaurant is next to a marina so you may have the right idea......its a nice marina and fairly large for this lake....probably around 200 wet slips and I'm guessing at least that many in dry storage.....no covered slips though....

    cliff
     
  8. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    UPDATE:

    Just heard that the restaurant is undergoing renovations and will reopen next Spring...the new restaurant will be more 'up scale'....apparently the 'Rudder' was attracting some 'undesirables' (or as Hillary would call them 'deplorables'....:smt001 ) and the partying into the late night was cause for concern from the surrounding residents.....the new restaurant will be more like the 'North Harbor Club'.......

    cliff
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2016
  9. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
    That's great news Cliff. Though I will miss all of the undesirable friends I made there.
     
  10. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    That's good to hear.
     
  11. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
  12. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
  13. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    Have to check it out after it opens.
     
  14. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
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    Mike
    You sure they will let you in? lol
    Sorry buddy could not help myself.

    Chuck
     
  15. islandhopper00

    islandhopper00 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Lake Norman (Denver) NC
    240 Sundancer
    5.0L 260hp, BIII outdrive
    I never take that for granted. Until I'm seated. Lol
     
  16. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    any word on how the renovations to the restaurant are coming along?.....any opening date mentioned?......

    cliff
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2017
  17. JimT

    JimT Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 7, 2009
    Charlotte, NC- LKN
    2010 330 Sundancer
    T-350mags w/BIIIs & Axius, 5.0 kw Kohler
  18. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
  19. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    That sounds like a great place to boat to, and with the proven success of the owner I suspect that Hello, Sailor will be a hit also.
     
  20. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    we are fortunate enough to have several waterside restaurants on our lake ranging from burger joints to reasonably upscale....this one should be a nice fit on the lake....in the past there were only a few dock slips available for the restaurant but it sounds like they will secure more slips from the neighboring marina when the new restaurant opens....

    cliff
     

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