History of the Wrens Roost on Hamlin Lake

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A Hamlin Lake tradition since the 40's, the Wrens Roost burned down in 1977.



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Scotty's Wrens Roost, circa 1960s
Dwight "Scotty" Scott bought the Wrens Roost Restaurant on Hamlin Lake in 1964.The Wrens Roost became a favorite restaurant for locals and Hamlin Lake tourists, made all the more popular by its waterfront views and parking for boats.

Unfortunately, the Wrens Roost burned to the ground in 1977 and rebuilding the restaurant at the same location wasn't an option. Not to be deterred, Scott purchased the Swedish Coffee Pot on Ludington Avenue in 1977, renamed it "Scotty's" and it quickly became known as an exceptional steak and seafood restaurant. Scotty's restaurant is still serving today, under new ownership.



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