Hotel will continue operations as The Manchester Downtown Hotel until rebranding as a DoubleTree by Hilton
The Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire, is slated for a multimillion-dollar redesign and transformation into a DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel in downtown Manchester opened 34 years ago and has hosted presidential candidates, dignitaries, and rock stars.
Some observers of the wine and food business have a glamorous notion of the spirits category. Low cost of raw materials. High profit margin. Very slick packaging. Late-night sexy mixologists slinging bottles behind the bar. Then there's the reality. For a limoncello producer this week in a small town in Manchester, New Hampshire, the reality is peeling and juicing 110,000 lemons that he sourced from Sicily; tough sales calls in Cleveland where an Italian restaurant owner wouldn't meet with him because he "had underpants older than you are"; and new machinery that his team nicknamed Giuseppe.
Sometimes an opportunity crosses your desk that is just too good to pass up. Even if it means traveling to New Hampshire in the dead of winter.
Like most of America, I fell in love with the Pearson clan in the pilot episode of This Is Us. For a season and a half now, the show has made me laugh, brought me to tears, and inspired me. I’ve also waited for a season and a half to learn more about how the father, Jack, will meet his demise. My wait was over with the January 23 episode –a faulty Crock-Pot catches fire and presumably burns the house down.