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Thread Magazine Visits The Spot

Jul 16, 2012

Lettie Stratton - Thread Magazine
Surfboards, palm trees, and tropical fish aren’t usually the first things that come to mind when you picture land-locked Vermont, but upon entering The Spot restaurant, I found myself transported into what could easily be a post-surf, beachside food-stop. It’s the kind of place you could walk into with your shoes leaving a trail of sand behind you and no one would say a thing. Hell, you might not even be wearing shoes in the first place.

SUP's On

Jun 13, 2012

Sarah Tuff - Seven Days
It’s the sort of evening when you look at Lake Champlain and wish you had a boat, or a friend with a boat. Just enough wind blows to sparkle the glassy surface inside the Burlington breakwater, while the setting sun glows sherbet-orange, closing out an 80-degree day.

Burlington restaurant's battle to go green

May 20, 2011

Gina Bullard - WCAX News
It's the turbine-- more specifically the wings on it-- that are ruffling feathers at Burlington's Planning and Zoning Department.

Burlington City Planners Object to Restaurant's Wind Turbine

Apr 21, 2011

Andy Bromage, Seven Days
Burlington city planners say The Spot's turbine is historically out of character on the gas-station-turned-cafe. In their estimation, it breaks the terms of his permit — and have slapped him with a violation notice that he is now appealing.

Burlington boy hopes this is the last straw

Mar 10, 2011

Jennifer Reading, WCAX
More than 500 million straws are used in the U.S. every day, which averages out to 1.6 straws per person. So that means in Vermont alone 1 million straws are being plunked into drinks on a daily basis.

11 places to eat breakfast in 2011

Jan 07, 2011

Sally Pollak, Burlington Free Press
A fun, green, surf-inspired atmosphere in a rehabbed gas station with a big fish tank, bamboo tables and surf posters and boards swimming all over the room.

Catch the Wind

Dec 01, 2010

Alice Levitt, Seven Days
The quirky former gas station that houses surfer-chic café The Spot on Shelburne Road in Burlington has a new appendage to fascinate passersby: a wind turbine. In October, Williston-based renewable-energy company Yellow Brick helped The Spot’s owner, Russ Scully, install a prototype made by Honeywell.

The Spot Goes Solar!

Sep 01, 2010

Its official. Starting today, The Spot will be generating up to 35% of its electricity from 36 photovoltaic panels mounted on our roof tops.

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