Restaurant For Sale!
The Plantation Supper Club
Hwy 51N & 70E Arbor Vitae, WI 54568

                 Beautiful northwoods 5,000 sq ft restaurant with full liquor licenses located on a large prime corner lot on State Hwy 51 N and State Hwy 70E. The 3+ acre parcel has 415ft of frontage on Hwy 51 and 302 ft of frontage on Hwy 70 E. Main lot dimensions are, 410 ft east boundary by 415 ft west boundary. 287 ft north boundary by 302 south boundary. Also included are 2 outlots-100x221 each. (all figures are approx)
                There is ample parking in the newly resealed and striped lot. There are 41 customer parking spaces with extra parking in grassy area. There are 2 handicap and a 16 space employee lot.
Also included on this incredible piece of property is a 2 bedroom 1 bath owner/manager apartment with a 2 1 /2 car garage and a large office/storage room.
                If that's not enough when the restaurant was constructed it was designed to be able to enlarge with a minimum of modifications.
                This beautiful restaurant was built in 1975 by the Gumhold family, who have extensive experience in the business, therefore the layout of the facility and the kitchen are extremely functional and beautifully designed. The restaurant is now being run as a family owned and operated Supper Club, but it has the capability of being a 24/7.


The History and a Summary

               The Plantation Supper Club, which burned to the ground last Thursday,Sept 12, originally opened in the hey day of gambling in the north. The grand opening ad in the Lakeland Times of 1 July 1938, proclaimed "For Fun-For Profit-Visit The Plantation." Slot machines lined the walls of the main dining room, crap tables and horse betting were in the rear.
               The Saturday, July 2, 1938 opening of the Plantation was short lived. Early in the morning of July 5, two gunmen shot and killed the night watchman, took eight slot machines believed to have been loaded with July 4th. holiday play, and an undetermined amount of cash from the register.
                This incident closed the Plantation until July 1939, when a toned down ad in the Lakeland Times proclaimed the supper club as a "meeting place for you and your friends" with a cocktail lounge and the same "Golden Brown Fried Chicken". Continuous entertainment was still offered and the slot machines were still around.
In Summary
                For further information or to set up an appointment to view the restaurant, please call the Plantation Supper Club at 715-356-9000 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM and leave name and number and we will return your call as soon as possible.
               Thank you for your interest in our business and property.

An Introduction

                We would like to take a few moments to acquaint you with the the Lakeland area.
                The Minocqua-Woodruff-Arbor Vitae community has shown tremendous growth during the past decade. A high percentage of this growth is due to the pre planning of retirement by up scale baby boomers. Most of the new home construction is high end.
                Accessibility is another reason for the increase in business and residential construction. Four lane highways connect the north woods to the major population centers of Chicago (350 mi), Milwaukee (260 mi), Minneapolis (200mi ) making it attractive for people within a 400 mi radius.
                The Minocqua-Woodruff-Arbor Vitae school system is first class with a new addition to the high school and the new Arbor Vitae -Woodruff grade school
                There is a local airport to accommodate small aircraft to include corporate jets. Rhinelander 25 mi to the southeast has an airport with daily regional airline flights.
                Gaming is a popular attraction at Lake Of The Torches casino located 10 mi to the west in Lac Du Flambeau.
                The counties of Vilas and Oneida have the highest concentration of lakes in the United States, plus innumerable rivers, streams, ponds and creeks. Water activities are therefore the number one draw for the area. Fishing, canoeing, water sking, pwc, sailing, scuba diving ect.
                Watching wildlife, eagles, osprey, bears, hawks, beaver, otters, deer and the many migratory and permanent song birds is a top priority for many visitors Nothing is quite like the haunting call of a Loon at sunset on a north woods lake.
In the so called "off season" an incredible transformation takes place as the lakes freeze over and deep clean snow accumulates. This brings tens of thousands of winter recreational enthusiasts. Nordic skiing is very popular here with many marked and groomed trails with Winter Park located 8 mi West of Minocqua. Winter Park has kilometers of groomed trails from beginner to expert with equipment and professional instruction available to make for an enjoyable experience.
                One hour to the North in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are several alpine ski areas for the down hill crowd.
Snowmobiling is the top attraction in the winter. Note: the restaurant is located on the trail. Because of the efforts of the various volunteer snow mobile clubs I. E. the Arbor Vitae -Woodruff Cross Country Cruisers, the Lake Tomahawk New-Tom Sno Fleas, the Round Lake area Forest Riders, the St Germain Bo-Boens, the Sayner Barnstormers, the Eagle River Sno­Eagles and many other clubs and businesses this region is consistently voted by snowmobiliers the best snowmobile destination in the country.
The natural beauty of the North woods sells itself. But it is also the people, their friendliness, fairness, volunteerism and healthy outlook on life that genuinely impresses all the people who come to visit us.
In conclusion :a wonderful place to work, grow and live in tranquility and peace.


The Building

                The building is constructed mainly of brick, so there is very little maintenance to the exterior walls.
                The size of the building is 80ft by 62ft.
                New awnings and entrance canopy were recently installed. The landscaping is mature making the outside of the restaurant very attractive.
                New insulation was installed in the attic in 1998.
                The building has smoke alarms and is protected by an Per Mar security system. Also there is a hidden 6 camera surveillance system with a video recorder.
                The well is a drilled 85 ft deep 6" with city sewer..
                Two lighted signs are on the property one on Hwy 51 and one on Hwy 70E.
                The real estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year ending March 31 2013 were $8,680.65.


The Lounge

                  The lounge area is 1500 sq ft with a large horseshoe bar that seats 26. There are 5 dining tables with seating for between 18 and 24 in the lounge area. Features include a custom-made 6 door refrigeration system, 3 work stations, a post-mix soda system and a Wonder Bar wine system. There is also a Perlick glass chiller, ice cream freezer and dipwell. All counters and sinks are stainless steel. There is a custom-made wine rack and plenty of extra storage for liquor and bar supplies.
               For entertainment there are two video slot machines, a 42" wide-screen LED TV, and an antique 1927 Gruynell Baby Grand piano. The piano has been restrung and refurbished and is in excellent condition. A new ATM machine was added in 2005.

               Also there is a 100-CD and IPod music player, digital answering machine and two credit card processer machines, one is in the kitchen.

The Apartment

                This 2 bedroom,1 bath apartment sits atop a 2 1 /2 car garage and office/storage area. The combination living room-dining room has sliding glass doors to a large deck overlooking the property to the north. The apartment has it's own laundry facility with washer and dryer. The stove, refrigerator and satellite TV system are included.
                This building is also protected by the Alarmco system (separate code) In the garage there is a John Deer tractor with mower deck and a John Deer tractor with snow blower and cab.

The Dining Room

                The dining room is 1750 sq ft with 32 tables and seating for up to 165. There is a large waitress station complete with a Bun-O-Matic coffee machine and a Lower-rater system for water glasses and coffee cups. The station also has an ice bin, water station and plenty of storage. All new chairs were purchased in 2006.      


                The hostess station consists of a podium with a TAO P.A system and an antique buffet for additional storage. The dining area has new carpeting and draperies, hand painted ceramic chandeliers, many lovely paintings and is beautifully decorated in a stunning blue motif. Special: a collapsible room divider to divide the dining room for private parties. There are also 3 banquet tables for large parties.



The Kitchen

                Large state of the art kitchen. Chefs dream-waitress dream, We can't say enough about this kitchen. This 1105 sq ft super efficient facility, designed by Master chef Tom maximizes time efficiently and has great traffic flow pattern for the busiest of restaurants. There is also a 261 sq ft dry storage area, employees restroom and a 242 sq ft ligour,supply storage room.
                At the rear entrance to the kitchen there is a 120 sq ft room for storage. It also has a custom made hydraulic can crushing machine. There is a chime on the entrance door to this room that allows you to know when someone is entering or leaving. Another nice feature of this room is that it allows suppliers to make deliveries when no one is there.



                 The dish washing area has a new AM 15 Hobart high temp dish washer with a built in booster heater, Insinkerater garbage disposal, 1 Oft ss dishwasher table with 40 glass and dish racks. For the big stuff there is a 1 Oft 3 compartment ss sink with 2 faucets.
                 The chefs line starts with a 19ft ss 3-tier waitress pick-up station that has 2 8ft Hatco Glow Ray food warmers and a lighted number call system. The chefs side of the line starts with 2 Anets convection ovens 1 gas, 1 elec There are 4 microwave ovens, double ss steam table, a 46" Hobart drawer under-counter refrigerator, 27" ss
under-counter freezer, 2 drawer warmer, 1 drawer warmer (on the waitress side) Behind the line is an Emberglow steamer, Anetsberger Bros. grease strainer, The broiler is a double 6ft Southbend. A 32" Southbend range, 3 new Keating deep fryers with 6 baskets (701b capacity each fryer), and a 7ft ss prep table on wheels. There are 2 Alto Shams (one new digital model) and a 15ft exhaust hood with a new fire suppression system. The 71/2 ft walk-in cooler with coated shelving to prevent rusting also has a reach-in door on the chefs line. 2 new compressors were installed in 2013-2014. There is plenty of freezer space in the 7x7ft walk-in. The prep waitress area of the kitchen has a self­cleaning Manitowoc ice maker, an ice crusher, 6ft ss table with can opener, 5 1/2ft ss table, 6 1/2ft ss table, 6 ft ss salad prep refrigeratorunit, 4 1/2 ft ss Hobart reach-in with glass doors, a 2x2ft ss prep sink , a 27" condiment bar, a 3 flavor Cappuccino machine, a 43" chest ice cream freezer with dipper well, a soup warmer and to make prep work easier there is a Qualheim vegetable slicer, shredder, grater. One more item a labor saving power soup mixer.
               The waitresses have a 6ft ss table with 2 precheck registers. Under the tables storage and additional shelving. The time clock and bulletin board are also in this area.
                       To prevent accidents the floor is made of non-slip quarry tile.
               The dry storage area of the kitchen has a 5ft ss wine reach-in cooler, conviently located right next to the door to the bar area. There is plenty of metal shelving for the storage of dry goods. A meat slicer, 5001b scale, and an extra P.A. system for private parties is in this area. There is a small desk to do nightly bookkeeping. And to keep this beautiful restaurant clean there are 2 commercial vacuums and an Advance wet-vac. All the equipment in this kitchen is in excellent condition and the kitchen itself is kept immaculate.
               The restaurant is well equipped with all the dishes, glassware, silverware, barware, pot, pans, and trays needed to run a restaurant of this size.
               As stated before this is a dream kitchen!

Kitchen Equipment List:
Hobart High-Temp dish washer with Hatch booster heater, In­
sinkerater garbage disphal, 10 ft ss dishwasher table and 40 glass
and dish racks.
10 ft 3 compartment ss sink with 2 faucets.
Emberglhw steamer.
Anetsberger Brhs. grease strainer.
6 ft double Shuthbend broiler.
32" Shuthbend range.
A 58' battery Keating deep fryer ,3 compartments, 6 baskets 701b
capacity each compartment.
7 ft ss table with wheels.
7x10 1/2 ft walk in cooler with reach in door and coated shelving to
prevent rusting.
7x7 ft walk in freezer. 5001b Hhbart meat scale.
Extra P.A. system (for private parties)
Self-cleaning Manithwhc ice maker.
Ice crusher.
Qualheim vegetable slicer, shredder, grater.
Power soup mixer.
6 ft ss table with can opener. 5 1 /2 ft ss table.
6 1/2 ft ss table 6 ft ss salad prep refrigerator unit.
4 1/2 ft ss Hhbart reach-in with sliding glass doors.
2ft x 2ft ss prep sink.
27" condiment bar. Cappuccino machine 3 flavors.
Tappan microwave.
Dipper well unit.
43" chest freezer. Soup warmer.
6 ft ss table.
2 Anets convection ovens 1 gas, 1 electric.
19ft ss 3-tier waitress pick-up station with 2 8ft Hatch Glow Ray food
4 microwave ovens.
46 1/2" Hobart drawer under counter refrigerator. Double ss steam table.
2 drawer warmer.
1 drawer warmer.
27" ss under counter freezer.
2 Alto-Shams.
15ft exhaust with new fire suppression system.
Non-slip quarry tile throughout kitchen.
Mechanical Room

                Two new Lennox furnaces/air conditioners were installed in 2012. Hot water is provided by a Voyager energy efficient gas water heating system that will supply enough hot water at even the busiest of times.
                Gas and electric costs for 2013 were $14,083.97.