Govt sometimes self insure. In the private sector this only happens with really huge corporations that have huge financial assets. I had worked for Berkshire Hathaway which self insures as they own numerous huge insurance companies and assume the risks.
It maybe is in the Orda financial disclorues for those guys that dig thru them. I’m pretty sure NYS self insures for stuff like workers comp but I don’t know how they insure assets. A private enterprise with any debt would be required in the debt contract to insure assets just like your bank makes you insure your car in your have a loan on it.
I would assume Centerplate’s assets in the lodge were insured.
Regardless it’s in many ways a unreplaceable piece of local culture. That lodge was the place that the community really came together. A fancy new lodge might replace it but I’m pretty sure we would prefer the old one warts and all.
if You French Fry when you should Pizza you are going to have a bad time
You liked stumbling down that stupid staircase and trying to get through that skinny hall to get to an ill configured bathroom that doubled as an entrance to a restaurant?
Some lodges have character, but they tried to redo the base of the WF midstation lodge so many times, there was never any way that it could develop into anything good. Boule's Bistro shit.
The top was okay, I guess, but there could have been better deck space, better seating, a better laid out food line, and better access from the mountain (entrance just opened right into a bunch of tables so you felt like you were fighting over people from the start).
They'll replace it with something better and everyone here will be happier for it.
Me too. Locals always like the old stuff because they figure out work arounds for the things that cause the tourists problems.
It makes the locals feel superior. The extreme case is Mad River Glen, but it’s the same everywhere.