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Iconic Catskills resort sold to lifestyle company

November 29, 2013
Associated Press

THOMPSON, N.Y. (AP) — The last of the iconic Catskills resorts has been sold to a company that plans to turn the property into a healthy living resort.

Sullivan County economic development officials tell the Times Herald-Record of Middletown (http://bit.ly/1ewFAEH ) that the sale of Kutscher's Country Club was finalized Wednesday.

The buyer, Veria Lifestyle, plans to transform the 1,300-acre property into a $90 million destination offering yoga, golf, tennis and other healthy activities.

During its heyday, the resort located 75 miles northwest of New York City was one of the most famous of the "Borscht Belt" hotels in the Catskills when the region attracted largely Jewish families who headed upstate to escape the summer heat.

Owned for decades by the Kutscher family, the century-old resort featured such entertainers as Tony Bennett, Milton Berle and Jerry Seinfeld.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com

 
 

 

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