HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Choices for wood fired pizza and wings just became fewer on Route 7. The Ploughman’s Pub and Restaurant, formerly known as Carmody’s West, located at 7225 Troy Bennington Road, closed its doors under Carmody ownership for good on Sunday.
According to state documents, Carmody’s West was originally established in January 2006. It operated in Rensselaer County until December 2009, when it was first closed. The location reopened in February 2013, under the moniker Ploughman’s Pub.
Carmody’s Irish Pub, located on Main Street in Bennington, and also owned and operated by T.J. Carmody, remained open until January when it closed after 13 years citing economic reasons. It is still vacant.
Ploughman’s however, may have better luck, according to Carmody, 58, who said he has been in conversation with potential buyers.
"It all just fell together two weeks ago," said Carmody. "Sometimes somebody makes you an offer and it’s the right time."
While not ruling out a future in the restaurant business, Carmody noted that he has operated and owned businesses for over 33 years and is tired, "after everything that happened this past year."
A reference to a previous tax debt owed to the state, filed by The Vermont Department of Taxes earlier this year.
"I’m working to move on the next phase in my life," said Carmody. "We were very happy there, but we decided to close it down so we can make the turnover [to new ownership]."
Of the approximately 12 or 13 full and part-time staff members employed at Ploughman’s, three were Carmody’s sons and daughter-in-law, who could not be reached for this story.
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